Damien joined Finisterre in 2015 and is CIO for the EM Total Return Strategy. From 2010 to 2015 prior to joining Finisterre he was Global Head of EM Fixed Income at AXA Investment Managers. Previously he was Head of EM Proprietary Trading and Structuring for French-Belgian bank Dexia and before that Deputy Head of Alternative EM Funds at Barep-AM, the alternative arm of Societe Generale. Damien is a graduate of EDHEC Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.
Topic: EMD Total Return: An efficient “all-weather” strategy
Finisterre believes that 2020 is the year of “alpha” diggers, relative value traders, and market timers in the EMD arena. This will require EMD investors to adopt less traditional approaches in order to extract value from what will likely be more of a range-trading environment with a persistently high level of return dispersion. Finisterre’s Total Return CIO, Damien Buchet, will share his views on the outlook for emerging market debt, the parts of the market that he is finding interesting and what makes Finisterre’s EMD total return product an efficient “all-weather” strategy.