Amundi has hired five investment professionals for its UK branch based in London.
Christopher Morris has joined the company as senior global fixed income manager, Anne Beaudu will join shortly in the same capacity and James Kwok has joined as head of currency management.
Fabio Castaldi and Alexandre Burgues have joined the company as absolute return managers, responsible for managing volatility overlays.
Headed by Laurent Crosnier, chief investment officer, and Markus Krygier, deputy chief investment officer, Amundi London Branch’s investment business covers global fixed income, absolute return, currency, emerging debt and global equities.
Pascal Blanqué, chief executive of Amundi London Branch, says: “Amundi London Branch is a key investment centre for the group. The management teams comprise senior and talented portfolio managers who have significantly contributed to the success of Amundi London’s expertise (global fixed income, VaR, currency). Our aim has always been to offer strong risk adjusted performance, liquidity and transparency to our client base. These new staff members bring a powerful blend of macroeconomic, market, policy, and quantitative skills that will substantially enhance our ability to meet our clients’ needs. Newly reinforced, the portfolio management teams are well equipped to deliver strong client returns as the global economy moves a new equilibrium.”