BNPP AM strengthens MAQS investment group with appointment of investment specialist

April 29, 2019

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the appointment of Grégory Taïeb as an investment specialist within its Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions investment group (‘MAQS’).  Based in Paris, Grégory reports to Jean-Philippe Olivier, head of the investment specialists team.  He will work internationally to promote BNPP AM’s quantitative products, in close collaboration with the investment and sales teams.

Grégory joined from Robeco in Paris, where he spent almost two years as an investment specialist focusing on quantitative management.  He began his career in 2004 as a multi-asset portfolio manager at State Street.  Initially based in Paris, he moved to Montreal in 2007 and London in 2010, before returning to Paris two years later as head of investment solutions.  Grégory holds a Master’s in Finance from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris and an MSc in Mathematics from Université René Descartes (Paris V).

Etienne Vincent, Global Head of Quantitative Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments:

"Our quantitative management capability has generated strong interest from investors for several years, as demonstrated by the growth in assets under management to EUR 12 billion.  The appointment of Grégory Taïeb strengthens our ability to respond to client demand for integrating our quantitative strategies into their portfolios.”

Jean-Philippe Olivier, Head of Investment Specialists at BNP Paribas Asset Management, adds:

"Grégory Taïeb's acknowledged expertise in quantitative management greatly strengthens our team of investment specialists dedicated to these strategies.  With the integration of ESG criteria into all of our quantitative management processes, Grégory will play a key role in explaining this transformation and its benefits to our domestic and international clients.”

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors.  It has a broad range of skills in four investment divisions: Equities, Fixed Income, Private Debt & Real Assets and Multi-Asset, Quantitative & Solutions (MAQS).  Sustainability is at the heart of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making process, making an active contribution to energy transition, environmental protection and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth.  Its aim is to achieve long-term sustainable investment returns for its clients.  BNP Paribas Asset Management has assets under management of EUR 399 billion* (as at 31 December 2018), more than 530 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 71 countries.

* EUR 537 billion of assets under management and advisory as of 31 December 2018

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