2 JUN, 2021
By Constanza Ramos
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has appointed Philippe Lespinard as Head of Alternative Fixed Income & Partnerships and Head of Asset Management in London. Starting on 14 June, he will be based in the London office and report to Michaël Lok, UBP’s Co-CEO Asset Management.
In this newly created role, Philippe Lespinard will oversee the development of the CHF 7 billion franchise comprised of UBP’s Emerging Market Fixed Income, Convertible Bond and Private Debt capabilities. Moreover, he will be responsible for managing UBP’s existing partnerships with industry leaders within the long-only space and creating new ones where opportunities arise.
Philippe Lespinard is a seasoned investment professional with over 30 years of experience in leading investment firms, primarily as Fixed Income CIO. He joins UBP from Schroder Investment Management, where he was Head of Fixed Income for the last decade, overseeing the management of USD 150 billion worth of assets across various fixed income segments and six geographical locations. Prior to Schroders, Philippe Lespinard held various CIO roles in the fixed income and equity spaces with major financial firms including Citigroup and BNP Paribas in Paris and London. He started his career in finance as a fixed income portfolio manager with the World Bank.
This new Alternative Fixed Income & Partnerships franchise will complement UBP’s flagship Global & Absolute Return Fixed Income team, which manages CHF 17 billion under the leadership of Philippe Gräub.
“We are very pleased to welcome Philippe to UBP and are proud to be joined by an investment professional with this level of expertise and track record in developing fixed income strategies. We are confident that Philippe’s experience and long-term strategic vision will contribute to fulfilling UBP’s ambition to rapidly grow its fixed income strategies and strengthen its global leadership in this space.”
Michaël Lok, Co-CEO Asset Management at UBP