BNP Paribas AM sets-up systematic portfolio team

Paris-based firm names Robinson Rouchié head of new unit


BNP Paribas Asset Management has set up a systematic portfolio management team to add to its fundamental management capabilities in equities, fixed income and multi asset.

The team has been formed by combining its quantitative portfolio management and ETF teams.

The unit is headed up by Robinson Rouchié, who has been appointed chief investment officer, systematic and quantitative investments. He reports to global head of investments, Rob Gambi.

Robinson is currently chief of staff to Gambi and will relinquish this role following the appointment of a successor. He will remain a member of BNPP AM’s investment committee and is still based in Paris.

Gambi said: “Robinson has demonstrated strategic vision, detailed technical knowledge and a strong commercial focus. He will bring a breadth of investment expertise – from securities research and quantitative analysis, through to asset allocation, and with a demonstrable track record of building strong client relationships.”

The asset manager has also promoted deputy head of investments Guy Davies to head of multi asset and solutions from March. This is in addition to his existing role as CIO for fundamental active equities. He replaces the departing Denis Panel.

In one other change, Olivier de Larouzière will become responsible for the investment teams within emerging markets affiliates, in addition to his current role as chief investment officer of global fixed income.

Davies and de Larouzière continue to report to Gambi.


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