Tubbs, who left BlackRock in March, will join Mirabaud’s London office where he will manage a long-only Ucits-registered investment fund focussing on emerging market equities.
An Exeter University graduate and a qualified chartered accountant, Tubbs spent six years with German asset management firm WestLB as a fund manager, eventually heading its Asian emerging markets team before joining BlackRock in 2007.
Mirabaud’s chief investment officer said Tubbs’ Asian equities experience and “passion for stock picking” will fit perfectly in Mirabaud’s equity culture.
The asset manager forms part of the larger Geneva-based banking group Mirabaud & Cie, which also runs a private banking arm and a corporate broking division focussed primarily on natural resources.
Tubbs said Mirabaud’s “entrepreneurial spirit” attracted him to the firm: “Its potential, coupled with the desire to build up a market-leading team and products, also convinced me to take on this new challenge, and I am proud to be joining the company.”