Fri, Feb 23, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

TOBAM continues rapid growth with new strategic senior hire

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - TOBAM, the $8.5 billion Anti-Benchmark asset manager, has appointed Frédéric Jamet as Head of Trading and co-Head of Research. A renowned academic in the field of factor and smart beta investment, Mr. Jamet will add to TOBAM's existing leading edge expertise in these areas, and will oversee the firm's trading and research departments while playing a key role in sharing TOBAM's expertise with clients and third parties.

As Head of Trading, Mr. Jamet will supervise all trading activities within TOBAM's equities, fixed income, forex and multi-asset strategies. As co-Head of Research, he will support TOBAM's sustained efforts to develop its Maximum Diversification® approach's theoretical foundations, and will oversee research development for the firm's operational and portfolio management divisions. Mr. Jamet is based in Paris, managing TOBAM's teams across Paris and Dublin.

Mr. Jamet's appointment comes as a response to the company's growth and international expansion in the past few years, and to the steady increase in demand for TOBAM's flagship Maximum Diversification® strategies globally. Over the past twelve months, the firm opened a Dublin office and bolstered its Anti-Benchmark® fixed income range with a Global High Yield strategy. TOBAM has also seen a rapid growth in the development of its Maximum Diversification® indices since the launch of ETFs in partnership with Canadian firm Mackenzie Investments last year.

Mr. Jamet brings 28 years of asset management industry experience to TOBAM. He joins from State Street Global Advisors France, where he had served as Head of Investments for eleven years. Previously, Mr. Jamet was Head of the Index Equity unit for State Street, creating and managing a range of index funds and ETFs. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Jamet was overseeing derivative research at HSBC, and before, new quantitative products at Credit Lyonnais. Mr. Jamet holds a Master of Mathematics from Ecole Centrale de Lille and a Master of Finance from Université du Droit et de la Santé. He has acted as an expert in factor and smart beta subjects while being member of the Index Advisory Group of Euronext, and is a lecturer on indexing at Université Dauphine. Mr. Jamet is also the author of several articles and studies about volatility and indexing.

Yves Choueifaty, President of TOBAM, declared: "We are delighted to welcome Frédéric to TOBAM's team. He will be an invaluable addition to our research and trading capabilities - and has an impressive blend of experience on both the academic and investment management sides, which fits perfectly within TOBAM's philosophy and approach to investment. We are committed to always improve our product range as well pursue innovative thinking in every new product we create. Frédéric's personal involvement and extensive experience in the field of factor investing and smart beta innovation will no doubt make him a key contributor to this effort."

Frederic Jamet, Head of Trading and Co-Head of Research, added: "I've been following TOBAM for many years and have long admired their innovative thinking and differentiated approach to smart beta. I am very pleased to be joining such a talented team, which shares my commitment to the investment pillars that are research and innovation. With the current debate taking place around active management and passive management as well as the future of indexing, it is a very exciting time for me to join TOBAM, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to maintain and bolster TOBAM's leading edge position in its expert field".

TOBAM's Maximum Diversification approach, supported by original, patented research and a mathematical definition of diversification, provides clients with diversified core exposure, in both the equity and fixed income markets.

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global Sigma captures February's long-vol trade[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Florida-based Global Sigma rode February's volatility to new highs. The firm's AGSF strategy is up +2.8 percent through February 16 and +4.2 percent YTD a

  3. Institutional Investors - Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager, Private credit strategies in stratosphere[more]

    Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager From Bloomberg.com: With volatility back on the radar, one of the Nordic region's biggest asset managers is considering relying a bit more on hedge funds to help oversee his portfolio. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment off

  4. Investing - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping, Hedge funds pile into Time Warner in bet on merger success[more]

    All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping From Reuters.com: Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are tran

  5. Investing - Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off, After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms[more]

    Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off From Newsmax.com: A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, ac