Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today the addition of an eight-person European credit team. The team is immediately launching three euro credit investment strategies, which are now available for institutional separate account management: Loomis Sayles Euro Investment Grade Credit, Loomis Sayles Euro Sustainable Investment Grade Credit and Loomis Sayles Euro High Yield.
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
“We believe the Euro Credit team has the potential to add something unique and exceptional to our organization. We are excited to welcome them to Loomis Sayles and establish our presence in the Netherlands. Similar to all Loomis Sayles investment teams, their investment process is rooted in a differentiated investment philosophy, which has a strong track record of alpha generation.”Kevin Charleston, Chairman and CEO at Loomis Sayles
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.
“The three strategies we are launching today play an important role in our investment lineup, particularly for our large and growing book of clients in Europe and the Middle East, for whom European credit and ESG are critical components of their portfolios. These investors have a stellar reputation and we’re so pleased to welcome them to Loomis Sayles and offer our clients a competitive and truly differentiated investment capability that complements our diverse product suite and reinforces our global reputation for investment excellence.”Chris Yiannakou, Head of EMEA Institutional Services at Loomis Sayles
“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.”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.”Rik den Hartog, Portfolio Manager and co-head of the Loomis Sayles Euro Credit team