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.