Carmignac Group has expanded its fund management team by hiring Obe Ejikeme as new quantitative equity analyst.

Based in London, Ejikeme will work with the Cross Asset team led by Frederic Leroux.

Prior to joining Carmignac, Ejikeme worked for seven years as a research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was Head of European Equity and Quantitative Strategy.

Earlier to this, he spent four years at FactSet Research Systems as a senior consultant covering sell-side quant research firms.

Carmignac Group said Ejikeme’s expertise will be useful for the management of derivatives as well as to bring a sector allocation source of performance between the macro-view and the stock picking, notably for the multi-assets strategic funds.