Vontobel Asset Management expands its ESG Expertise in Emerging Market Bonds
Carl Vermassen joins Vontobel’s emerging markets fixed income team as portfolio manager.
Carl brings over 25 years of industry experience and an exceptional track record. He joins Vontobel Asset Management from Degroof Petercam Asset Management in Brussels, where he was portfolio manager of the 5-star Morningstar rated Emerging Market Sustainable Bonds fund, a fund he managed together with Thierry Larose.
Thierry Larose, who launched the first emerging market bond fund with ESG criteria in 2013, joined Vontobel in 2018.
"Carl’s appointment shows our strong commitment to providing our investors with access to the very best portfolio managers in emerging market debt. Carl's track record is recognized throughout the industry and I am excited to bring the strong team of Thierry and Carl together again," says Luc D'hooge, Head of Emerging Markets Bonds at Vontobel Asset Management.
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