Active fixed income has been at the cornerstone of ILIM since our inception. As an experienced fixed income manager, we know that the best strategy is one that meets your needs. Our strategies follow an investment philosophy that does not involve leverage, but makes best use of available active fixed income market opportunities within a defined set of risk parameters.
We understand that because the market is dynamic, our investment strategies must be as well. We create high-quality, well diversified investment strategies by combining:
The outcome is a range of reliable investment solutions that allow investors to meet desired outcomes across risk and return profiles. We have a proven track record of delivering to our clients’ needs across economic cycles and for different client objectives.
As well as delivering a proven track record of performance, we differentiate our active fixed income capabilities in the following ways:
All of our fixed income investment strategies are underpinned by our proprietary research, extensive fixed income experience and state of the art fixed income management systems. We currently offer the following fixed income strategies which can be further tailored to suit client specific objectives:
Max is responsible for the management of the Irish Life's fixed income portfolios and is a member of the Asset Allocation committee.
Prior to joining ILIM in 1998, Max gained 16 years’ experience with Commerzbank, initially working on investment strategy for private clients in the Stuttgart branch network. In 1989, he moved to CICM (Ireland) Ltd, the Commerzbank fund management arm in Dublin. There, he managed single currency and European and global bond portfolios for predominantly German institutional and private clients.
Max graduated as Diplom Volkswirt at the University of Wuerzburg.
Lenny was appointed Fund Management Economist in August 2012 and is a member of the asset allocation committee. Previously, he was responsible for managing the financial and retail sectors in ILIM’s active global equity funds. Lenny has over 25 years’ experience in the financial industry.
Prior to joining ILIM in July 2005, Lenny worked for Zurich, AIB and Aviva Investors in equity research and investment management roles.
Lenny graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 1986, and became an Associate Member of the Institute of Investment Management & Research in 1990.
John is part of the active Fixed Income team in ILIM.
Prior to joining ILIM in 2011, John worked for UBS in London, helping to re-establish a bond trading desk for European asset-backed securities (ABS), and was an executive director within the UBS credit trading department. Before this, he held roles in London at RBS and J.P. Morgan, across both primary and secondary ABS markets. Prior to his work at J.P. Morgan, John worked for Canada Life in Dublin. While working in life assurance, he qualified as an actuary, before moving to London.
John graduated from University College Dublin in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial and Financial studies.
Keith Florea is the Assistant Economist/ Fixed Income Analyst and is responsible for researching and formulating investment strategy and relaying it to both internal and external stakeholders. He joined ILIM in 2016 from The Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to BNY Mellon he worked in Carlyle Partners’ private equity fund of funds, AlpInvest Partners, in Amsterdam.
Keith holds a primary degree in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin and a first-class honours MSc. in Financial Economics from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam.
Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) is the appointed asset manager to Irish Life Group Limited. ILIM is committed to innovating and leading the market with best in class investment solutions designed to meet the specific investment needs of our clients. Call us at: +353-1-704 1200 or email [email protected]