Daniel Karnaus joined Vontobel Asset Management as a portfolio manager in November 2000. He manages fixed income investment funds and mandates focusing on Europe and emerging markets (global as well as Eastern Europe). After finishing his studies in 1995, Daniel worked for the Swiss National Bank. His responsibilities included the management of foreign currency reserves with rotational responsibility in EUR, USD and JPY. Prior to this, in 1990, after finishing a commercial apprenticeship at a trust company, Daniel joined the foreign currency trading department of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich. He specialized in the trading of currency options during the course of the following five years. Daniel holds a business management degree from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zurich and a Federal Diploma for expert in finance and investments.
Thierry Larose has over 25 years’ experience in the financial industry. He joined Vontobel Asset Management AG in January 2018 where manages the VF Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond fund. Prior to this he was a senior portfolio manager in emerging markets at Degroof Petercam Asset Management where he launched the Petercam L Bonds Emerging Markets Sustainable fund in 2013. Before joining the firm, Thierry worked at HSBC in London and Brussels. He graduated from the State University of Liege with a BA in Economics specialising in econometrics, financial analysis and portfolio management.
The Sub-Fund's assets are invested in bonds and similar fixed and variable rate debt instruments, including convertible bonds and warrant bonds issued by various public and/or private borrowers from an emerging market, whereby a maximum of 25% of the Sub-Fund's assets may be invested in convertible and warrant bonds.
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