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Monica Defend

Monica Defend

  • Global Head of Research

Monica, Global Head of Group Research, member of the Global Investment Committee and the Advisory Board, contributes to the definition of Amundi’s investments strategy on financial markets.

The team relies on a strong quantitative approach: it analyses the trends and fluctuations of financial markets in order to define short-, medium- and long term forecasts, highlighting the main investment themes. A distinctive feature of the team is the tight collaboration with the investment platforms for the generation of integrated investment ideas.

After being a University assistant for the Advanced Econometrics department in Bocconi University, Monica started her carrier in the investment industry in 1997.

At Pioneer Investments she was previously Head of Quantitative Research and then Global Head of Asset Allocation Research. At Amundi, prior to her current role, she was Deputy Head of Group Research and Chief Strategist.

Monica graduated with full marks at Bocconi University. She holds Masters’ degrees in Economics (Bocconi University) and Financial Economics from the London Business School and Bocconi University.

Furthermore, she was selected for the UniCredit Young Talents Program and the Management and Banking Academy, obtaining afterwards an MBA degree at the London Business School.

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About Amundi

Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players[1], offers its 100 million clients - retail, institutional and corporate - a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.

With its six international investment hubs[2], financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape.

Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 4,800 employees in more than 35 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages nearly €1.8 trillion of assets[3].

 

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Footnotes

 

  1. ^ [1] Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2021, based on assets under management as at 31/12/2020
  2. ^ [2] Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo
  3. ^ [3] Amundi data as of 30/06/2021

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