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Mirabaud Asset Management hires an Experienced Insitutional Credit team of four

London, 29 January 2015 – Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited André Broijl, Bert Hospers, Sai Kit Lam and George Luijkx from Syntrus Achmea Asset Management in the Netherlands to join its fixed income team in London which is headed by Andrew Lake.

This major signing follows a number of high-profile hires over the past 36 months within the asset management division of Mirabaud, as the firm develops its range of capabilities to meet the needs of its wide range of clients. This new credit team has been operating for almost a decade, they have successfully managed over EUR 4 billion of institutional mandates for Dutch pension funds, building one of the most reputable track records in the global investment grade credit universe.

"Our strengths come from the complementary skill sets within the team which have been refined over many years together with our individual sectorial experience" said André Broijl. Mirabaud Asset Management provides us with a great platform which blends entrepreneurial values with a long term vision for asset management and a true institutional framework" said Bert Hospers and Sai Kit Lam.

"This addition to our fixed income team clearly demonstrates further commitment to the growth of wider ranging skills within the asset management business, this gives Mirabaud’s clients access to even more capabilities for the future" said Andrew Lake, Head of Fixed Income at Mirabaud Asset Management

The team will report to Andrew Lake and will be in charge of various mandates and fund solutions for Mirabaud’s clients in the investment grade credit arena.

Lionel Aeschlimann, CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management declared: "We are proud to have such a robust team joining our group as it confirms that a boutique asset manager with a focused approach and a clear strategy can hire the best talent in the industry"

André Broijl, MSc, CFA

Before joining Mirabaud, André spent almost ten years at Syntrus Achmea where he managed various credit portfolios. Before this, André started his career at Robeco and subsequently at ING Investment Management in the credit team.

Bert Hospers, MSc, CFA

Before joining Mirabaud, Bert joined Syntrus Achmea in 2001 where he also managed various fixed income portfolios with a particular focus on credit since 2006.

Sai Kit Lam, MSc

Sai Kit joined Syntrus Achmea in 2006 and has been a dedicated credit portfolio manager since 2012, starting his career at Fortis Investments in 1998.

George Luijkx, MSc, RBA (Dutch equivalent of CFA)

George Luijkx has 15 years experience in the investment industry. George spent almost four years as a credit portfolio manager at Syntrus Achmea. Before joining Syntrus Achmea, George was an Investment Analyst at Robeco where he started his career.