He is based in Edinburgh and will work alongside Head of Fixed Income Stephen Snowden, and the other members of the fixed income team that are based in Edinburgh and London. He joins from abrdn, where he has worked across a range of funds since 2013. He was made Head of UK Rates in 2018 and has been Head of Nominal Rates since 2019.
Artemis’ Head of Fixed Income, Stephen Snowden, said: “This is another great hire for the team and the firm as Liam brings a wealth of investment experience, which will make a great contribution to the outcomes we aim to achieve for our clients.”
Liam’s appointment follows two analyst hires made during the summer. The firm is also actively recruiting for a senior high yield analyst to further strengthen the team.
Paras Anand, Artemis’ CIO, said: “We believe Liam O’Donnell’s appointment helps broaden and deepen even further the investment expertise we can deploy to manage fixed income assets.
“Many of our clients share Artemis’ long-term commitment to fixed income as a core, long-term element in portfolios. Liam’s appointment further strengthens our capabilities and over time will help enable us to broaden our offering in this space.”
Liam has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He started his investment career at Abbey Capital in Dublin in 2005, before moving onto Standard Life Investments which later merged with abrdn in 2018.
At abrdn he managed a range of strategies including the abrdn Strategic Bond fund and the AAA Income fund.
Artemis has also announced that two existing members of its fixed income team will be leaving the firm. Juan Valenzuela will be leaving to join a hedge fund in the new year. Rebecca Young will also be leaving Artemis.
Stephen Snowden said: “We’d like to thank Juan and Rebecca for all the contributions they have made over their tenure to the firm and our clients. We wish them both well for the future.”