Luc D'hooge is currently head of emerging markets bond funds at Vontobel. Having started out as a geologist at the Belgian Geological Survey in 1989, one year later Luc joined Geoservices as a project manager. He moved to Bank Brussels Lambert in 1993 where he started his investment career and became a portfolio manager prior to joining Dexia in 2000 where he was head of EM bond funds until moving to Vontobel in 2013. Luc holds an MSc in Geology from the Catholic University of Louvain and majored in Mining Engineering at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Away from the office, he likes skiing, travelling and photography.
The fund mainly invests in interest-bearing securities as well as in convertible bonds and similar securities. The fund may also hold cash. The fund mainly invests in securities denominated in various emerging market currencies and/or issued or guaranteed by public and/or private borrowers domiciled in, having business activities in or exposed to emerging markets. The majority of investments are executed in hard currencies.
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