Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) today announces several new hires across the UK equity and fixed income desks.
Claudia Ho has joined as UK equity analyst on the UK small- and mid-cap (SMID) team. She joined the firm on 9 August 2018 and will be responsible for research into, and the production of, investment views on specific sectors, including detailed understanding of companies. Her research will lead to new idea generation and appraisal of existing holdings for the award-winning desk. She will report to the head of UK SMID team, Dan Nickols.
Claudia joins OMGI from Pelham Capital, a long/short European focused investment firm, where she worked as an equity analyst.
Two recent hires have also been made within the fixed income team. Patty Cao joins as assistant portfolio manager and Przemyslaw Pietraszek joins as credit analyst.
Patty, who reports to Delphine Arrighi, the lead manager of the business’s two emerging market debt funds, will be conducting sovereign credit analysis, providing trade recommendations on countries under coverage and assisting with portfolio construction. Patty’s previous experience includes working at CQS LLP as an emerging market analyst and Aberdeen Asset Management as research analyst with the fixed income division.
Przemyslaw Pietraszek, who reports to Lloyd Harris, lead credit fund manager, will review individual investment grade and high-yield companies, and will develop investment ideas for implementation in fixed income portfolios. Prior to OMGI, Przemyslaw worked as associate analyst at Moody’s Investors Service and spent two years as a portfolio management analyst at Kulczyk Holding S.A., part of Kulczyk Investments Group.
Richard Buxton, CEO, Old Mutual Global Investors, commented:
“This group of hires adds to our continued development of an investment-led, specialised asset management business that offers differentiated investment strategies. We understand the value our clients ascribe to genuine active management, so investing in talent to support our offering is key.
“I am delighted that OMGI’s reputation as a market-leading fund management business continues to make us a destination for top investment talent. I have every confidence that these individuals will help both the UK SMID and fixed income desks as they make informed investment decisions.”