Atlanticomnium expands credit opportunities fund management team
Atlanticomnium SA, today announced the appointment of Patrick Smouha as co-manager of GAM’s credit opportunities strategies. Patrick, who joined Atlanticomnium in 2012, will co-manage the strategies alongside existing managers Anthony Smouha and Gregoire Mivelaz, effective 1 January 2019. He is based in Geneva.
Patrick is currently assistant fund manager, responsible for dealing and execution. He has been a member of Atlanticomnium’s Investment Committee since 2016. From 2012 to 2016, he performed a wide variety of tasks including bond research and assisting with the management and administration of the funds.
The strategies seek to generate a steady high income from bonds of predominantly investment grade companies, with a focus on their junior or subordinated debt in order to capture higher yields.
Patrick holds a BSc in management from the University of Lausanne (HEC) and an MSc in finance from the University of Geneva (HEC).
Anthony Smouha, CEO of Atlanticomnium, said: “The subordinated debt market has expanded significantly over the last few years. Having three managers, supported by our firm’s enlarged credit analyst team, will further strengthen our proposition. Patrick’s extensive knowledge of credit markets will be of considerable value as we seek to identify and take advantage of additional opportunities. His appointment reinforces our commitment to delivering excellent performance for our clients.”
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