The Loomis Sayles Euro Credit team is based in Loomis Sayles’ new European office, Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P. – Dutch Branch, located in Utrecht, Netherlands. The team (seven Portfolio Managers and one Product Manager) will be co-led by portfolio Managers Rik den Hartog and Pim van Mourik Broekman. They join Loomis Sayles from Kempen Capital Management.
Loomis Sayles Euro Credit Team:
- Rik den Hartog – Co-head, Portfolio Manager
- Pim van Mourik Broekman – Co-head, Portfolio Manager
- Luuk Cummins – Portfolio Manager
- Sipke Moes – Portfolio Manager
- Quirijn Landman – Portfolio Manager
- Marco Zanotto – Portfolio Manager
- Ronald Schep – Portfolio Manager
- Jeroen Potma– Product Manager
The foundational belief that underlies all of the team’s strategies is that credit markets are inefficient and rigorous research can access opportunities. The team seeks to generate alpha by combining a top-down view with bottom-up investment analysis when constructing Portfolios. They feature a strong risk orientation and focus on quality. ESG analysis is incorporated into the fundamental research conducted by every Portfolio Manager. Additionally, the team takes an active engagement approach with issuers and uses their investor influence to shape corporate behaviors.
“Loomis Sayles is a well-respected active asset management firm with a powerful global distribution platform and we are very enthusiastic about joining the organization,” said Pim van Mourik Broekman, Portfolio Manager and co-head of the Loomis Sayles Euro Credit team. “We are impressed with the professionalism, infrastructure and international character of Loomis Sayles and we look forward to playing an integral role in building out a broader European presence for the firm,” added Rik den Hartog, Portfolio Manager and Co-head of the Loomis Sayles Euro Credit team.
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