Emerging market corporate bonds: a paradise, if actively managed
Wouter Van Overfelt joined Vontobel Asset Management in April 2013 as Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Bonds team. In July 2019, he was named Head of Emerging Market Corporates.
Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2012 to 2013, he headed the Business Control of the Central Portfolio Management unit at Gaz de France (GDF) Suez. Before joining GDF, he held various positions at Dexia. From 2010 to 2012, he was Senior Credit Risk Modeler and member of the Credit Portfolio Modelling and Pricing team at Dexia Group. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Team at Dexia Asset Management, where he managed credit and total return bond funds. He started his career in 2002, modeling credit spreads on high yield bonds.
Wouter Van Overfelt holds a PhD as well as a Master’s in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.