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La Française has made three appointments at La Française AM, the group’s securities investment manager to support its High Yield credit and Large Cap equities offering.

Victoire Dubrujeaud and Delphine Cadroy have joined the High Yield team, led by Akram Gharbi, Head of High Yield Investment, within the credit division, headed by Paul Gurzal, Head of Credit. They will both enhance the strong development of La Française AM’s expertise in fixed maturity funds, which represents more than EUR1 billion in assets under management.
 
Dubrujeaud, High Yield Fund Manager, brings to La Française AM a solid knowledge of the high yield market acquired over ten years of experience, mainly as a credit analyst. She began her career at Amundi Asset Management as an Investment Grade Credit Analyst, specialising in the consumer, distribution and healthcare sectors, before diversifying into High Yield in the chemicals, metals and gaming sectors. In 2017, she joined SCOR Investment Partners as a High Yield and Leveraged Loans Analyst, then became Fund Manager/High Yield Analyst at ODDO BHF Asset Management in 2019 where she managed nearly EUR2 billion in fixed maturity funds. Dubrujeaud holds a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Paris IX – Dauphine and the University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas.
 
Delphine Cadroy, High Yield Fund Manager, joined La Française AM after five years of international experience beginning in London with Société Générale as an analyst in syndicated loans, before joining Amazon, then Moody’s as an Analyst in Leveraged Finance, responsible for a portfolio of twenty companies, rated high-yield and operating in the healthcare, business services and consumer sectors. Cadroy holds a Master of Science from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris).
 
Gharbi, Head of High Yield Investment, says: “The development of the high-yield market and the growing demand from investors for this asset class are pushing us to strengthen our expertise in this area and expand our international coverage”.
 
Troussard has joined the Large Cap Equities team, under the direction of Nina Lagron, Head of Large Cap Equities, to strengthen the coverage of the euro zone.
 
Troussard, Large Cap Equities Fund Manager, spent more than four years at Clartan Associés as a European equities fund manager, all sectors. There, he developed an expertise in extra-financial analysis by participating in the implementation of an ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment strategy and in the launch of a sustainable European small and mid-cap fund. Paul holds a master’s degree in Asset and Risk Management from IESEG School of Management and spent a year studying in China (Hong Kong Baptist University – Beijing Normal University) as part of his course of studies.
 
Nina Lagron, CFA, Head of Large Cap Equities, says: “Paul’s arrival will allow us to focus on the team’s new sustainable investment themes.”
 

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