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Recent senior appointments


Elena Johansson

Tobam appoints managing director

Paris-based asset manager Tobam has named Tatjana Puhan as its managing director and deputy chief investment officer.

Puhan will lead the investment teams, work closely with the firm’s trading and research teams to further develop the company’s strategic and research agenda, and support product development and engagement with clients and intermediaries.

She joins Tobam from Swiss Life Asset Managers where she was head of equity and asset allocation. In this role, she was responsible for a number of strategies at the company, most notably investment solutions which utilise systematic and proprietary quantitative approaches.

Tobam, which manages close to $8.5bn (€7.72bn) of assets, applies a proprietary maximum diversification approach to investments to provide clients with diversified exposure in both, the equity and fixed income markets.

Tatjana Puhan, managing director and deputy chief investment officer at Tobam

Hamilton Lane announces Emea senior roles

The US alternative investment management firm, which provides private markets solutions, has appointed Jim Strang and Richard Hope as chairman and head of Emea, respectively.

Strang was previously managing director for Emea and oversaw Hamilton Lane’s London office. Hope was managing director for the firm’s secondary and co-investment teams and will succeed Strang.

Before joining Hamilton Lane, Strang was a partner at private equity firm Dunedin, a UK-based general partner.

He currently also serves as a non-executive director at HgCapital Trust, a private equity firm, and is a senior advisor to the private equity consulting firm Bain & Company.

Hope was promoted to managing director, with a focus on secondaries and co-investments, in 2016. He previously worked as a director at Alliance Trust Equity Partners.

Hamilton Lane has approximately $481bn in assets under management and supervision.


Jim Strang, chairman at Hamilton Lane

Richard Hope, head of Emea at Hamilton Lane