Lazard Hires Former Henderson PM Arminjon For New European L/S Equity Fund

Jun 18 2015 | 1:05pm ET

Lazard Asset Management has hired former Henderson Global Investors’ executive Leopold Arminjon as a portfolio manager and analyst. 

Arminjon will run a new European long/short equity hedge fund Lazard is forming later this year, according to a statement by the company. 

“Leopold brings with him over 18 years of investment experience in European equities which will benefit both our clients and our investment platform,” noted Bill Smith, CEO of Lazard Asset Management, in the release. 

“This new strategy will complement our strong European equity capabilities and will broaden our already robust expertise in long/short equities, a core focus of our investment offerings for clients," he added. 

Prior to taking on the Lazard role, Arminjon was portfolio manager on Henderson Investments’ European team and co-managed the firm’s Pan European Alpha Fund alongside John Bennett. He left Henderson in February amid the company’s plans to reorganize its European long/short strategies. 

Arminjon will be based in London. Prior to Henderson, he was a senior analyst at Gartmore as well as being one of the five members of the Continental Europe equities team running both long-only and long/short funds.

Lazard Asset Management managed $180 billion at the end of March 2015, including $7.6 billion in alternative investment strategies including long/short equity, emerging market debt and hedged credit strategies.


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