Credaris, the credit-specialist asset manager, has appointed Bob Buhr as the company's Head of Credit Research.
This new position has its focus on fundamental research and relative value decisions in the corporate and structured credit space. Credaris believes that Buhr's know-how and experience will complement the company's funds and products, and the research function is to be built out further under his direction.
Buhr joins Credaris from Citigroup where he was a Managing Director for European Credit Research. While at Citigroup, he was frequently ranked top analyst in key industry league tables. Previously, he ran the Corporate Research Department at Citicorp Securities. Buhr also worked on the buy-side at Loomis, Sayles & Co in Boston, where he followed a number of industries, after starting his career in the Corporate Department at Moody's Investors Service.
Rigorous fundamental analysis is a critical aspect of managing credit risk and maximising returns across every type of credit product. Matched with Credaris' established expertise in credit, Buhr's appointment is aimed at enhancing the company's value to investors. His competence in advising clients will also be a large part of his work, along with product development and innovation.
'We are delighted that Bob has joined Credaris at this exciting time in our company's development,' says Andrew Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Credaris. 'Credit research, correctly applied, is not a purely scientific process but key to our business. We feel Bob's skill and experience add wonderfully to our team, and it is difficult to find anyone to match, let alone better, on this front.