BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints head of global equities for Capital Group

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BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Nadia Grant as head of global equities, effective April 4.

In his role, Grant will lead BNPP AM’s global equity team based in London and Paris.

She brings 22 years of experience to BNPP AM from Capital Group, where she most recently held the position of Portfolio Manager within the Capital Solutions Group, responsible for global multi-asset solutions.

Previously, Grant was Columbia Threadneedle’s head of US equities for the EMEA region.

Additionally, Grant held various portfolio management positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, having started his career as an analyst at investment bank JP Morgan.

Based in London, Grant will report to Guy Davies, Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Active Equities.

In addition to his current role, Davies has also been appointed deputy chief investment officer with immediate effect.

Davies will continue to report to Rob Gambi, BNPP AM’s Global Head of Investments. The two will work closely together to lead BNPP AM’s investment platform and execute the company’s new strategic plans.

“Nadia’s expertise in fundamental stock selection, combined with her knowledge of behavioral finance, her proven track record in asset allocation and her ability to leverage a wide range of investment talent will strengthen our investment team. direction,” Gambi said.

“Guy has a strong commercial orientation and has demonstrated excellent leadership in managing change within our Fundamental Active Equities business, including the ability to promote cultural and ethical differences in line with our expectations at BNPP AM. I look forward to working closely with both of them.

Earlier this month, BNPP AM’s head of quantitative and index management, Isabelle Bourcier, left the company after nearly six years.

Bourcier initially joined BNPP AM in 2016 as Global Head of ETF and Index Solutions, before being promoted to Head of Quantitative and Index Solutions a year later.

She has not yet been replaced, but Denis Panel, head of multi-asset and quantitative solutions, has taken up her role on an interim basis.

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