Tubbs left BlackRock earlier this year having spent four years at the firm. He was responsible for its flagship Global Emerging Markets Fund, which at $1.2bn (£766m) accounted for around half of the assets his team managed in that equity asset class.
Mirabaud has been actively strengthening its global equities team for some time, and Tubbs will be supported by a team of three analysts at its offices in London. His fund will be set up in Luxembourg under the responsibility of Mirabaud Asset Management (Europe) S.A.
Tubbs said: “Managing an investment fund requires the same qualities as a business owner: complete knowledge of your field, knowing your strengths and weaknesses while also being able to balance them out in order to improve your performance.
“It is this entrepreneurial spirit cultivated by Mirabaud over the past two centuries that attracted me to the company. 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.”
Lionel Aeschlimann, partner and head of asset management at Mirabaud, added: “Our asset management division is experiencing growing success and the arrival of a leading name like Daniel Tubbs – with his in-depth knowledge of Asia and other emerging markets – can only reinforce our development and support the growth of our range of funds.”