BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints Stéphane Blanchoz as Head of SME Advanced Solutions team

October 9, 2017

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) announces the appointment of Stéphane Blanchoz as Head of the SME Advanced Solutions team. Blanchoz will report to David Bouchoucha, Head of the Private Debt & Real Assets investment group. He will take on his new role on 1 November 2017.

The SME Advanced Solutions teamis developing a pan-European alternative SME loans platform within BNPP AM, which will offer clients access to the market for direct loans to European SMEs. The seven-member team plans to continue expanding through new recruits.

David Bouchoucha, Head of Private Debt and Real Assets at BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments:

“We are pleased to entrust the leadership of the SME Advanced Solutions team to Stéphane Blanchoz, who has been closely associated with the development of this innovative SME loan platform. Stéphane has proven experience in direct lending in Europe within BNP Paribas Asset Management.”

Blanchoz previously served as Head of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s structured finance team. He joined the BNP Paribas group’s asset management arm in 2004 after four years as an auditor in the group’s “Inspection Générale” department. Stéphane joined BNP Paribas in 1997 as a risk manager in Tokyo, having previously held a similar role at Pechiney. He began his career in 1994 in Pechiney’s group finance department in Sydney.

Blanchoz holds a master’s degree infinance from the University of Lyon II (1994) and is involved in various training programmes.