Yanick Loirat, PhD, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2018. Yanick is responsible for Euro sovereign investments and serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager on that asset class. Yanick holds a PhD in Solid State Physics with first class honors from University of Paris XI Orsay. He started his career as a portfolio manager of dedicated mutual funds for BNP Paribas Asset Management and became head of euro sovereign investments in 2012. Yanick runs various portfolio strategies in determining yield curve and duration exposure and country allocation as well as inflation investments. His investment style is a combination of fundamental approach and tactical market analysis. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Asset Management, he worked at Ixis CIB (2002-2006) and at Societe Generale (2000-2002).