HSBC GAM appoints new multi-asset co-chief investment officers

Jean-Charles Bertrand and Joe Little to share responsibility for multi-asset investing at HSBC Global Asset Management.

HSBC Global Asset Management has announced the appointment of two new co-chief investment officers for its multi-asset investment operations.

Jean-Charles Bertrand and Joe Little will share responsibilities to develop the asset manager’s multi-asset investment capabilities and tailoring strategies to support its global client base in a consistent approach.

As co-chief investment officers, Little will focus mainly on the investment process, including economic and asset allocation research and investment strategy, while Bertrand will focus mainly on risk budgeting, portfolio construction and fulfilment.

 “We have built a strong multi-asset platform with close to 60 investment professionals in 13 countries, supported by strong research and a range of proprietary decision support tools”, commented Chris Cheetham, global CIO of HSBC GAM. “The appointment of Joe and Jean-Charles will help us further enhance our offering and ensure that we remain at the forefront of this important area.”

Both Bertrand and Little will also retain their current roles with HSBC GAM, head of multi-asset France, and head of investment strategy, respectively.