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 Sub-fund seeks capital appreciation by mainly investing in a diversified portfolio of debt instruments, notes and similar fixed and floating-rate debt instruments, denominated in hard as well as in local currencies and issued by public and private issuers based in emerging markets. The Sub-fund will invest mainly in securities with a credit rating between AAA and BB- (from Standard & Poor’s or equivalent) and on an ancillary basis under BB-. The Sub-fund may also invest up to 25% of the Sub-fund’s net assets in convertibles and warrant bonds.