Elena Musumeci graduated cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan in 1996. She started her career as a trader, first at Credit Commercial in France then at Caboto as an option trader in BTP futures and then in emerging markets. In 2000, she assumed responsibility for the Investment Grade Funds at Epta Fund SGR. In 2004 Elena became head of convertible bonds and portfolio manager of the High Yield Funds at Eurizon Capital. As of January 2009, she is co-head of High Yield funds. Elena has been a CFA Charterholder since 2003.
Raffaella Tommaselli was born in Bari, Italy. She studied at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi graduating in 1997. She began her career in fund management at Eurizon Capital where she has worked for 13 years, and currently runs the Eurizon EasyFund Bond High Yield, Bond Emerging Markets and the Eurizon Stars Fund Bond European High Yield portfolio. Outside of fund management she likes to unwind by doing a spot of gardening and going for long walks.
This Sub-Fund will seek to achieve in the medium term an average return in excess of the return of a portfolio of high yield debt instruments issued by private companies. This Sub-Fund's net assets are invested mainly in high yield debt and debt-related instruments issued by private companies from any country and denominated in any currency, including lower quality ("speculative grade") instruments.