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Investment Team – Banque Eric Sturdza SA

Eric Vanraes

Portfolio Manager

Eric Vanraes is the portfolio manager of the Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund and head of fixed income investments at Banque Eric Sturdza SA, where he has been employed since July 2008. Eric has been a fixed income specialist since his career in finance began in 1991.

Prior to joining the Eric Sturdza Group, Eric was a member of senior management at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP). He was also head of credit and absolute return portfolio management and manager of four SICAV sub-funds - Corporate Euro, Corporate US Dollar, Absolute Return Euro and Absolute Return US Dollar.

Eric also spent time as head of fixed income and money market funds at SNVB Gestion (Société Nancéenne Varin Bernier - CIC) in Paris, managing three Eurozone fixed income funds, and as fixed income and money market fund manager at NSM Gestion (Banque de Neuflize, Schlumberger, Mallet – ABN Amro), managing four money market SICAVs, placements valorisation (fixed income SICAV), fixed income institutional mandates and fixed income FCPE (Fonds Communs de Placements d’Epargne Salariale) for major French corporates.

Eric holds a DESS in Finance and is also a graduate of GEM (Grenoble Ecole de Management) and Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences – Po) Grenoble.

Eric is a member of ISAG (Investment Strategists Association of Geneva) and is frequently featured in the media: Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, AFP, Financial Times, l’Agefi and Allnews.

Pascal Perrone


Pascal Perrone is the Deputy Manager of the Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund and of the Institutional mandates and fixed income investments products for the Sturdza Group. He is also deputy of fixed income investments at Banque Eric Sturdza SA, where he has been employed since February 2013. Prior to joining the Sturdza Private Banking Group, Pascal was a Director at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in Geneva, managing the 4 UBP Money Market Sicav sub-funds and the institutional fixed income CHF mandates for which he delivered above average performance.

Pascal spent some time as a fixed income trader at Discount Bank & Trust Co and participated in the development of private bankers’ advisory services prior to the bank merger with UBP in 2002. Pascal started his career at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV) in Lausanne, occupying different positions before joining the Fixed Income execution desk in 1997.

Pascal holds AZEK/CFPI expert in finance and investments diploma and ICMA certification (ex-ISMA).

Ratings & Awards

Eric Vanraes is Citywire A rated for their 3-year risk adjusted performance for the period 31.12.2019 - 31.12.2022. Source and copyright Citywire.

Morningstar 3 Star Rated Fund

The Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund - B USD share class has a Morningstar rating of 3 stars overall and 3 stars over 3 Years. Morningstar Rating™ as of 31/01/2023. Past performance may not be a reliable guide to future performance. Returns could be reduced, or losses incurred, due to currency fluctuations.


The Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund received a Morningstar 4 Globe Sustainability Award. Sustainability Rating as of 31/12/2022. Out of 1,987 Global Fixed Income funds as of 31/12/2022. Based on 96.25% of AUM. Historical Sustainability Score as of 30/11/2022. Sustainalytics provides company-level analysis used in the calculation of Morningstar’s Historical Sustainability Score. Data is based on long positions only.