Tokyo, Japan, January 24, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Ephraim Global, the Tokyo-based asset management company, has announced today that Gerard Fournier will be joining the company as part of its team of fixed income specialists. In his new role he will be managing the Ephraim Global International Unconstrained Bond Fund and its associated strategies, and will join Mitsui Nara, Ph.D., and other members of the Ephraim Global team concentrated on international asset allocation. Mr. Fournier’s employment will be effective January 25, 2016 and he will commence managing the Ephraim Global International Unconstrained Bond Fund and its associated strategies effective February 1, 2016.
Mr. Fournier will be based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and will be responsible for developing the company’s endeavors in international macro fixed income strategies. His focus on this type of strategies will be disconnected and complementary to Ephraim Global’s credit-based fixed income platform, designed under the guidance of Mr. Mitsui Nara, Ph.D.
“Gerard Fournier has an excellent track record of almost two decades of success and he will provide a remarkable approach to operating in the present day’s highly volatile markets with a focus on macro, unconstrained strategies. His appointment gives Ephraim Global a great opportunity to provide strategies and offerings that are very complementary to the ones already managed by our experienced team of credit-based fixed income specialists,” said Erich Ephraim, Chief Executive Officer at Ephraim Global. “With Gerard heading our international macro endeavors and Mitsui our credit-based fixed income team, I am certain that Ephraim Global will have the capacity to satisfy the financial need of any potential client.”
“I am looking forward to return my entire focus to investing and to the fixed income markets, leaving behind a great part of the intricacies that arise with managing a sizable and complicated enterprise,” commented Mr. Fournier. “I chose Ephraim Global as my next home due to my long standing friendship and respect for the Director of International Research, Mr. Nathan Levesque, and also my yearning to get back to spending the biggest part of my day managing investors’ assets. I’m also looking forward to a strong partnership with Mr. Mitsui Nara and his team, who have produced exemplary results across their strategies and approaches, which deserve more recognition.”
About Ephraim Global
Founded in 2005, Tokyo-based Ephraim Global is an international asset management group serving clients around the world. The company offers a wide range of financial advisory and planning services, bond and mutual funds, diversified asset portfolios, pension plans and account management for private and institutional clients alike, focusing on diversification, extensive research and a risk-aware investment approach.
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