Peter De Coensel becomes the new DPAM CEO

Peter De Coensel becomes the new DPAM CEO

The board of directors of DPAM (Degroof Petercam Asset Management) has confirmed its decision to appoint Peter De Coensel – until now CIO Fixed Income and member of the management board and of DPAM’s board of directors - as Chief Executive Officer of DPAM. He succeeds Hugo Lasat, who takes up the role of CEO at the parent company Degroof Petercam and will -in his new capacity- also take up the role of chairman of DPAM’s Board of Directors.

As part of this evolution, Sam Vereecke, currently Senior Fund Manager Fixed Income, will take over Peter’s responsibilities as CIO Fixed Income. In anticipation of these events, we have organised teams to safeguard both the quality and continuity of our investment approach and strategies.

Peter De Coensel is a senior investment professional with 30 years of experience. He joined the company in 2009 as fund manager and has been till this day, CIO Fixed Income and member of DPAM’s Management Board and Board of Directors. Peter holds a master's degree in applied economic sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and a postgraduate degree from the University of Brussels (ULB), where he majored in European economics.

Sam Vereecke, CFA, a senior investment professional as well, has 23 years of experience and has also been part of the company since 2009 as a fixed income portfolio manager. He holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Ghent (Belgium), a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Sussex (UK) and an MBA from the IESE business School (Spain).

Peter De Coensel, CEO DPAM, comments: “I am extremely proud to take up this new responsibility as CEO of DPAM and follow in the footsteps of Hugo. Leveraging on DPAM’s track record and teams, I take up this challenge with a lot of energy and the ambition to prepare DPAM for the next level. We will continue to work together to be able to deliver great value to all our clients and stakeholders. Together, we will develop and grow DPAM through the consistent implementation of our commitment to an active, sustainable and research-based investment approach.”


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DPAM is an independent active asset management firm and manages investment funds as well as discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional clients, for a total amount of € 46.8 billion, as of June 2021. DPAM is a sustainable investor, pioneer and innovative in responsible and sustainable investing. The firm integrates ESG across asset classes and themes and it is also an active owner. DPAM has a strong focus on research with a proprietary in-house fundamental and quantitative analyst team, supporting the firm's asset management activities.

About Degroof Petercam

Founded in 1871, Degroof Petercam is a Belgian-rooted reference investment house built on more than 150 years of integrated financial knowledge. We create responsible prosperity for all by opening doors to opportunities and accompanying our private, corporate and institutional clients with expertise.

Clients in over 20 countries trust us for our convictions and for our distinctive combination of services in private banking, asset management, investment banking (corporate finance and global markets) and asset services. Total client assets (under management, under administration and in custody) amount to 71.1 billion euros (on 31.12.2022).

More than 1,500 experts are committed to our clients through offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong.

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