TOBAM makes senior appointments to boost management and human rights expertise

Paris-headquartered asset manager TOBAM has made two strategic appointments to strengthen its leadership team. 

Christophe Lemarié, formerly head of cross-border products at Amundi, has joined as chief operating officer. With nearly 30 years of experience, Lemarié will oversee various aspects of the firm’s operations, including finance, HR, compliance and client experience, supporting its growth and international development.

Additionally, Philippe Bolopion has been appointed managing director, LBRTY product leader and co-head of long-term investing. Previously with Human Rights Watch, Bolopion will bring his extensive expertise to the firm’s civil and democratic rights committee. His role includes co-leading long-term investing, business development and supporting research, marketing and communications related to the LBRTY strategy.

This hire follows the 2023 launch of TOBAM’s LBRTY strategy, employing quantitative expertise to assess risks linked to the absence of civil liberties and democratic rights. The strategy, available through three Ucits-Luxembourg-registered equities vehicles, a global fund, a global ex-US fund, an emerging markets fund and three live indices, aims to reduce exposure to autocratic regimes.

Yves Choueifaty, CEO and CIO at TOBAM, commented: “The lack of civil and democratic rights is an underestimated risk factor. Philippe’s appointment strengthens our focus on long-term investing and improves our portfolios’ risk reward through a greater expertise in lowering the risks generated by corporations exposed to autocratic governments.”

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