Vontobel Asset Management hires 5 star rated Dexia experts to expand its Emerging Markets Fixed Income capabilities

Media release
27.03.2013 Reading time: 1 minute(s)


Luc D'hooge, a five star (1) fund manager, has been appointed to Head Emerging Markets Fixed Income to strengthen the investment capabilities and further develop the product offering in that asset class. Additionally, Wouter Van Overfelt joins the team as Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Analyst.


Luc D'hooge brings to Vontobel over 20 years of investment experience, he joins from Dexia Asset Management where he was Head of Emerging Markets Bond Funds and very successfully managed emerging markets debt portfolios. Luc holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of U.L.B. in Belgium and a Master of Science in Geology and Mineralogy from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.


Wouter Van Overfelt has over 5 years of experience in quantitative analysis and credit risk modeling. He joins from GDF Suez. He previously worked for Dexia as Senior Credit Risk Modeller and Quantitative Analyst. Before joining Dexia, he worked as a researcher at the University of Antwerp. Wouter holds a PhD in Applied Economics and a Master in Applied Economics with a major in Quantitative Economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.


"Expanding our fixed income business is one of our key priorities and I am pleased that we could hire high profile investment experts", said Axel Schwarzer, Head of Asset Management.

(1) Morningstar


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