Candriam Investors Group has hired a new trader covering cash equity, FX and derivatives as the firm looks to foster new talent in European buy-side trading.
Vincent Minichetti joins Candriam from Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management in Paris where he traded futures, options, rates, convertible bonds and credit default swaps.
Global head of trading at Candriam, Fabien Oreve, told The TRADE there was no greater time to recruit Minichetti who he described as a young, high-potential individual.
“Minichetti is bringing his strong academic and technical derivatives background to the Candriam trading desk, and at the same time, he is learning from very experienced trader colleagues, some of them approaching retirement age,” he said.
“Today, it’s important we stay on top of new technologies, it’s also important we ensure the transfer of knowledge (in particular the knowledge acquired through experience) from one generation of traders to the next in a sustainable way to develop our multi-asset trading desk.”
Minichetti started his new role with Candriam last month and is based in Brussels.