Will focus on liquid alternatives
LONDON, 28 September 2020 – Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has announced that Guy Saintfiet is re-joining the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager within its Investment team to focus on Liquid Alternatives.
Guy Saintfiet most recently acted as an independent asset management consultant, having spent four years as a managing director and senior member of the investment team at KKR’s FoHF group (KKR Prisma) in New York, where he was the head of Advisory Solutions and the lead researcher of multi-strategy hedge funds. Prior to this, he had spent six years with Aon in London as head of liquid alternatives, leading the UK-based hedge fund manager research team and working closely with the Asset Allocation and Risk teams to create customised portfolio solutions.
Guy started his career in asset management with KBC Asset Management in Belgium, having attended EHSAL in Brussels. He has been a guest lecturer at the London Business School since 2010.
In his new role, he will be concentrating on Aon’s liquid alternatives offering and building on the firm’s expertise in this key area. Liquid alternatives play a large role in the delegated portfolios of Aon clients across EMEA, making up, on average, around 20% of unconstrained client allocations.
Tim Giles senior Investment partner and EMEA managing director, Investment, Aon, said:
“It’s always good news to see a past colleague coming back to the team, so it’s very pleasing that Guy Saintfiet is returning to Aon. Guy’s focus will be firmly on liquid alternatives, an area of investment which has been a priority for us for some time. However, recent months have brought it even more to the forefront, as liquid alternatives made a significant contribution to preserving our clients’ capital during the market turmoil of earlier this year.
“It seems that there are further economic uncertainties ahead, so the importance of liquid alternatives as a component in building resilient portfolios is only likely to increase. Guy has tremendous knowledge and practical experience in this field and I am sure our clients will soon be seeing the benefit of that.”
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