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Crédit Agricole appoints new CEO and deputy CEO

Fathi Jerfel and Marc Romano have been appointed CEO and deputy CEO, respectively, of Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management.
Jerfel, 46, started his career at Crédit Lyonnais where he held positions in Trading (1986-1989), Fixed Income Management (1990-1992) and Financial Engineering (1992-1996). He joined CA Asset Management in 1996 as Head of Structured Products and Quantitative Research, taking up additional responsibility as Head of Convertible Bond Management in 2002. He was appointed a member of CAAM's Executive Committee in March 2003.

Jerfel holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (1981) and a specialised engineering degree from the Institut Français du Pétrole (1986). He also holds a post-graduate degree in Economics (Petroleum Management) from the University of Dijon (1986).
Romano, 38, meanwhile, started his career in 1989 as a financial modelling consultant at CDC, moving to Andersen Consulting in 1993.

In 1995, he joined the Axa group where he was in turn Head of Strategy and Development (UAP group holding), Head of the Financial Risk department (Axa Global Risks) and, at the same time, Chairman of Axa Paribas Alternative Risk Finance.

In 2000, he was a founding partner and member of the Management Committee of Strategic Risk Solution at Crédit Suisse group, before joining Calyon in 2002 as head of the Risk Solution unit. In 2004, he was appointed to the
Alternative Investment & Asset Management Entities division before being named Chairman of the Management Board of Equalt Alternative Asset Management in September of the same year.
Romano, is a graduate in Mathematics from Normale Sup Ulm (1988) and a graduate of the French Institute of Actuaries (1997) and he also holds a Doctoral Degree in Applied Mathematics (1992), Marc Romano

Background notes: Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management has brought together the Crédit Agricole Group's expertise in structured asset management, managed account platform, ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds). CASAM has become the sole supplier of the Crédit Agricole Group for these business lines. From its inception, Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management is a world class player managing over 430 funds, and EUR 33 billion in asset.

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