Architas reveals triple hire for investment team

Architas has expanded its investment team with the appointment of two new managers and an analyst.

Architas reveals triple hire for investment team

Julie Lamirel has joined the team as a senior investment manager after 11 years at AXA and will be responsible for the Architas portfolios distributed in Belgium, she has also worked at Lehman Brothers and BNP Paribas.

Richard Chiang joins the Architas team as a quantitative analyst to develop the fund and asset class screening process, he was formerly an analyst at Standard Chartered Bank and worked for Barclays Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Alex Burn, an investment analyst at Architas since 2013, has been promoted to investment manager after gaining approval from the FCA and will co-manage a new global equity income fund set to be launched in the coming months as well as the firm’s multi-asset passive range.

Both Lamirel and Chiang will report to the firm’s CIO Jaime Arguello.

Arguello said the trio were a good addition to the team.

He added: “Lamirel has significant investment management experience, which makes her well placed to take on the existing multi-manager portfolios we offer in Belgium.

“Burn has been an investment analyst in the team for the past four years covering a wide range of countries and asset classes so it is great to now see him promoted to an investment manager. He will provide support to the senior investment management team we have running the portfolios we offer in the UK.

“Chiang’s is a new role that will strengthen our investment process by focusing on quantitative and risk analysis. Quantitative components of our process include fund screening as well as performance and risk analysis. In addition, he will support fund selection of pure quantitative strategies and implement our risk process for our managed solutions.”   

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