The fund managers are jointly responsible and have input into portfolio management, research, trading and risk management decisions. Each manager conducts his own bottom-up, fundamental credit research on promising issues and bonds, which they then discuss together and agree how to apply to the portfolio. Anthony Smouha tends to have a dominant influence on the top-down portfolio positioning.
The investment team, which includes the co-fund managers, analysts and dealer, are supported by Atlanticomnium’s Investment Committee, which meets formally on a weekly basis, and comprises – besides the investment team – , the risk manager, compliance manager and UK CEO Jeremy Smouha, who managed bond funds in GAM for over 12 years. They benefit from other internal resources as represented below.
Atlanticomnium’s Organisation chart
Source: GAM a *external service provider s at 30 June 2019.
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