DCNA Names Gilbert, Collet To Absolute Return Bond Team

Sep 22 2017 | 6:01pm ET

Paris-based Natixis Global Asset Management affiliate DNCA Investments has hired absolute return bond fund veterans Pascal Gilbert and François Collet as the company builds out its bond portfolio management capabilities. 

The new team will enable DNCA to offer new absolute return strategies on international bonds, the company said in statement. 

Gilbert has held various posts since 1988, including head of proprietary trading at Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel, euro area bond portfolio manager at Banque de Financement et de Trésorerie, and most recently La Française Asset Management as head of bond funds, where he was in charge of a team of seven staff and managed more than €15 billion in assets.

Collet joined Natixis Global Asset Management as a bond fund manager in 2003 and managed three bond funds with total AUM of €750 million. In 2006, he joined La Française AM, and worked with Gilbert as deputy head of bond portfolio management. He was head of five bond strategy funds over eleven years, with total assets under management of €2.6 billion.  

The duo will set up absolute return bond investment strategies on a global asset universe and inflation strategies, which will be launched before the end of the year, the company added. 

Founded in 2000, DNCA offers a comprehensive range of products domiciled in both France and Luxembourg (FCP and SICAV) and organized in four areas of expertise: Fixed Income, Absolute Return, Diversified, and Equities. The company was acquired by Natixis in early 2015.

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