TOBAM makes senior appointments

Asset manager TOBAM has appointed deputy chief investment officer Dr Tatjana Puhan to the executive committee, and promoted Axel Cabrol, CFA to head of Fixed Income.

Puhan was appointed deputy CIO in January 2020 to lead TOBAM’s investment teams and contribute to the development of TOBAM’s established Maximum Diversification strategies across equities, multi-asset and fixed income asset classes. She joined TOBAM from Swiss Life Asset Managers where she was head of Equity and Asset Allocation.

In his new capacity, Cabrol will lead the team managing TOBAM’s Anti-Benchmark Credit Strategies (Anti-Benchmark Global High Yield and Anti-Benchmark Global Investment Grade).

Cabrol joined TOBAM in 2016 and has been instrumental in developing and launching the Anti-Benchmark Global High Yield strategy, which in March reached its three-year anniversary. Moreover, he made an important contribution to the successful track record of the Anti-Benchmark Global Investment Grade strategy. The strategies will continue to be team-managed according to the quantitative Maximum Diversification approach. 

Cabrol has over 21 years of experience in the financial industry, having joined TOBAM from Butler Investment Advisory, where he co-managed the WB Opportunities Fund, a long-short credit fund invested in European High Yield bonds. Prior to this, he spent two years at BAREP AM, and three years at Caisse des Depots (CDC). He holds a degree from ENSAE in Statistics, Actuarial studies, Finance, and Artificial Intelligence, and a post-graduate degree in Statistics (with high distinction) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI.

Commenting on the appointments, Yves Choueifaty, president and CIO at TOBAM, says: “Since joining TOBAM, Axel and Tatjana have been extremely valuable members of the team, and will be key drivers of our success. Axel’s quantitative background and Tatjana’s wealth of experience in our industry as well as in research and academia will be precious, not only in the development of our existing services, but also in growing the capabilities of TOBAM. I look forward to continuing serving our clients with them with passion and dedication.”