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Candriam appoints global head of marketing and global head of European client relationships

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Candriam Investors Group has appointed Guillaume Abel as Global Head of Marketing and Renato Guerriero as Global Head of European Client Relations.

Abel, who joins from Amundi Group, will begin his role to lead the Marketing department within the pan-European asset manager. He also becomes Member of the Executive Committee.
Guerriero has also become a Member of the Executive Committee. 
Abel has over 17 years’ experience in the Asset Management industry as a leading brand and marketing strategist, as well as an expert in global business development for both institutional and wholesale sectors. He joins from Amundi where he was employed since 1997, most recently holding the position of Global Head of Marketing and Communication for institutional and third party distribution. Prior to this position, Abel was Managing Director at CAAM Luxembourg.
Based in Paris, Abel will be responsible for the strategic implementation of the Marketing department.
Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO Candriam Investors Group and Vice Chairman of New York Life Investment Management International, says: “ We are very pleased to have Guillaume join our team. His strong track-record and in-depth experience in both Marketing and Global distribution platforms will be a major asset to our Company.”
Guerriero, who joined Candriam in 2001 as Head of Institutional Sales in Italy is responsible for launching Candriam’s highly successful office in Milan.
Renato Guerriero started his career in finance in Brussels in 1999, working for Morgan Guaranty Trust. He then moved to join Artesia Banking Corporation to become an Institutional Banker prior to launching Candriam’s Italian office in 2001. In May of 2011, Renato became Global Head of European Client Relations. This business division covers all Candriam sales offices located in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Iberia, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
Guerriero responsibilities will also include all historical distribution partnerships, relations with third-party distributors, as well as international consultants.
Renato is currently Vice Chairman of the Association of European Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection (AEIP) based in Brussels.
Abou-Jaoudé says: “We congratulate Renato on his exceptional contributions for the past 15 years to the success of Candriam. Over the years, his responsibilities have broadened ever since and I am fully confident that under Renato’s leadership, his team will be able to achieve the ambitious development program we have in place. A strategic priority for us in 2015, will be to continuously focus on Sales and Marketing, in order to further establish Candriam Investors Group as a recognised frontrunner in global asset management.”

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