Citywire + rated Vallee, who left JPM AM in February after 12 years, will join as a partner and head of fixed income on 4 May.
It is understood that Vallee will form part of four-strong investment team. The first funds for the new unit will be launched later this year.
Commenting on the hire, Walewski said this appointment marked a large departure for the firm, which has focused on European equity since it was launched in 2006.
‘Anthony brings 20 years’ experience in manging multi-billion euro fixed income portfolios with an excellent track record,’ Walewski said. ‘Our €5 billion European equities team remains unchanged and in a very strong position.’
During his time with JPM AM, Vallee oversaw several global convertible bond funds. He also previously worked for Credit Suisse as a special situations analyst.