Lionel Laurant è stato nominato il 14 gennaio 2016 executive vice president e portfolio manager di Pimco. Egli opera presso gli uffici di Londra, dove riporta a Marc Seidner, managing director e chief investment officer.
Ecco, di seguito, il comunicato stampa dell’azienda.
PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Lionel Laurant as an Executive Vice President
and Portfolio Manager focusing on distressed credit strategies. Mr. Laurant will be based in the firm’s London office, reporting to Marc Seidner, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer – Non-traditional Strategies.
“PIMCO continues to see excellent opportunities in both public and private distressed credit as the dislocation in the corporate markets continues to build,” said Daniel Ivascyn, PIMCO’s Group CIO.
Mr. Seidner added: “Lionel’s experience and knowledge of the European market are a strong addition to our global team and we will continue to expand our expertise in this area to capitalize on opportunity on behalf of our clients.”
PIMCO manages approximately $24 billion in alternative investment strategies including distressed credit. The
firm has developed and managed alternative strategies for more than 10 years, including a range of distressed credit and opportunistic strategies.
Mr. Laurant is an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager in PIMCO’s London office, focusing on distressed credit strategies. He joined PIMCO from Bayside Capital, the distressed arm of H.I.G. Capital, where he was a Managing Director until his departure in 2015 and helped establish the firm’s European platform. Prior to that he spent two years at Barclays Capital leading distressed debt investments and previously, he was with Banc of America Securities focusing on distressed debt analysis.
He has 10 years of experience in distressed investing and holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy from London School of Economics; a Master’s degree in International Affairs from University of Paris – Dauphine, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toulouse.