Butikofer brings 18 years of experience in emerging markets to this role, in which he will direct the investment strategy for emerging markets, including sovereign and corporate debt, macro analysis, country research, sovereign risk, currencies, local rates, and asset allocation across sub asset classes. Emerging markets fixed income is gaining traction on investment menus in retirement plans, according to recent reports. Butikofer reports to Matt Toms, head of public fixed income.
Before coming to Voya, Butikofer was with Union Bancaire Privee (UBP Investment Management) in Zurich, where was head of emerging markets fixed income. He was with Julius Baer Asset Management in Zurich for seven years, as senior fund manager and head of emerging markets fixed income. Early in his career Butikofer served as a bond trader and portfolio manager at UBS.
Butikofer holds a master’s degree in economic sciences with a specialization in finance from the University of Neufchatel in Switzerland and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).