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DNCA Finance appoints 2 new flexible credit fund managers

DNCA Finance appoints 2 new flexible credit fund managers

“We are very pleased with this recruitment, which will add a new dimension to our credit management team”, said Eric Franc, CEO of the firm.
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13 JUL, 2023

By RankiaPro Europe


Ismaël Lecanu, lexible Credit Manager and Jean-Marc Frelet, Credit Manager, CFA at DNCA Finance.

DNCA Finance, an investment manager and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, with 166 staff across three offices in Paris, Milan, and Luxembourg, announces the appointment of two new fund managers to strengthen its fixed-income team.

Ismaël Lecanu - Flexible Credit Manager

Ismaël began his career in 2002 at IXIS AM where he managed sovereign bond funds. In 2005, he joined the Natixis AM group as a credit manager. 

In 2009, he joined the Klesia group, as head of fixed income management and co-head of asset allocation targeting institutional clients. In 2011, he joined AXA IM as Senior Credit Analyst Manager, specialising in financials.  In 2017 he was appointed Alpha Leader of the Credit and Aggregate team. In 2019, he was promoted to head of Euro Credit and Global management before taking over responsibility in 2021 for Euro Investment Grade and High Yield Credit management, with assets under management of €17 billion and a team of 7 managers based in Paris and London. On June 26th 2023, he joined DNCA Finance.

Jean-Marc Frelet - Credit Manager, CFA

Jean-Marc Frelet holds a CFA and a Master's degree in financial engineering from Pierre & Marie Curie University. He began his career in 2010 at La Française AM in the quantitative analysis department, where he worked on lifecycle strategies in partnership with Edhec Risk. In 2012, he joined the Société Générale group as a rates and foreign exchange structurer in Hong Kong for a year. In 2013, he returned to La Française AM as a financial engineer, working on the implementation of decision-making, position monitoring and hedging tools. In 2016, he joined AXA IM as Credit Analyst Manager, specialising in the basics industry, transport and banking sectors.

On the 26 th of June 2023, he joined DNCA Finance, and will work together with Ismaël Lecanu.


"We are very pleased with this recruitment, which will add a new dimension to our credit management team.”

Eric Franc, CEO of DNCA Finance.

"The arrival of Ismaël and Jean-Marc is an important step in DNCA's continued development. They have one of the best credit management track records in Europe. What's more, their approach is highly complementary to the rest of our offer, which will enable us to present a high-performance range across all segments of the bond market.”

François Collet, Deputy Head of Credit Management at DNCA Finance.
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