Patrick Barbe, actuary, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2018. Patrick is the European Fixed Income head and serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager on that asset class. Patrick graduated in Actuarial Studies from the Institut de Science Financière et d'Assurances in Lyon, France (1988). He started his career as a portfolio manager of dedicated mutual funds for a BNP Paribas subsidiary. Then he headed the European Fixed Income at BNP Paribas Asset Management from 1997 to 2018: Patrick has acquired considerable expertise from his long professional experience in credit and fixed income management. As such, he was responsible for defining and piloting the management process and the investment strategy implemented by the management team, and for coordinating the activities of each team member. He also participated in designing and developing the product range.