- Chief Investment Officer
Pascal Blanqué has been Group Chief Investment Officer and Head of the investment management platforms since 2005, and he was also Global Head of Institutional Business since the creation of Amundi in 2010. Pascal has been working in the investment industry since 1991 and has been with the Crédit Agricole Group since 2000, where he was Chief Economist until 2005.
Prior to joining Crédit Agricole, Pascal was Deputy Director of Economic Research at Paribas (1997-2000) following four years in the strategic asset allocation department of Paribas Asset Management in London (1992-1996). He began his career in institutional and private wealth management at Paribas in 1991.
Pascal was awarded European CIO of the Year 2013 by Funds Europe Magazine and received the Institutional Investor Manager Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Pascal studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a PhD in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
London, UK, 12/2/19
Quantitative Easing has destabilised the finances of pension plans and heightened the role of liquidity management
As quantitative easing reaches a point of diminishing returns, capital conservation and liquidity management have become paramount for Europe’s pension plans Pension plans favour de [...]
Trade war escalation and impact on world trade and economic growth Alessia Berardi, Deputy Head of Macroeconomic Research Trade tensions re-escalated during the summer. Starting on 1 [...]
Back to school. Back to normal? Financial markets have been rattled in the past weeks over escalating trade war between the US and China as both imposed tariffs and counter-tariffs on [...]
London, UK, 7/1/19
Central banks fuel markets: illusion vs reality The journey from market complacency to awareness of fragilities is in full swing, and the market correction in May is part of that, as i [...]
London, UK, 5/15/19
Equity markets have remained buoyant in recent weeks: the S&P 500 is trending towards an all-time high, the European equity market (STOXX 600) is close to last year’s peak and the per [...]
London, UK, 4/29/19
Still some juice left, but not much Equity markets have remained buoyant in recent weeks: the S&P 500 is trending towards an all-time high, the European equity market (STOXX 600) is c [...]
London, UK, 3/27/19
A sweet spot, but keep a sharp eye on the macro side Risky assets have been in a very strong uptrend since the beginning of the year. The key question now is, where do we go from here? [...]
London, UK, 3/12/19
Through extensive research, Amundi demonstrates that factor investing can also apply to investment-grade bond issues. Amundi’s Fixed Income Platform and quantitative research teams ha [...]
London, UK, 3/11/19
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new series of TLTROs starting in September 2019 and changed its forward guidance, with a commitment not to hike rates this year. Eurozone e [...]
London, UK, 3/5/19
Licence for value hunting If an investor had woken up today after three months and looked at the markets, he/she could reasonably say that not much had changed. The year started on str [...]
United Kingdom, 2/4/19
After a tough December, which led to an abrupt valuation reset, risk assets rebounded in the first weeks of the year, boosted by a market-sympathetic turn in Fed rhetoric and an increas [...]
London, UK, 1/3/19
Focus on fundamentals to ride turbulent markets Investors are facing an unsettled environment. For 2019 we think it will be key to look at three areas: From economic deceleration to [...]
Strategies for tough markets This year has proven to be challenging for portfolio construction, as well as regarding returns. To put this into perspective, for 2009-17, our analysis sh [...]
United Kingdom, 12/3/18
Europe’s pension plans are moving away from a formulaic investment approach to find good returns , as booming markets are now history Increasing allocations to alternative investments, [...]
United Kingdom, 10/12/18
Market sell-off: a late cycle feature where uncertainty due to tariffs, rates and oil prices are sending some red signals. Autumn comes with a change of mood in the market triggered by [...]
United Kingdom, 4/30/18
While in 2017 financial markets largely ignored geopolitical risks, as they were more inclined to read the Goldilocks narrative, this mood now appears to be changing. In an environment [...]
United Kingdom, 4/6/18
Stay on course, despite looming noise While still benefitting from a global synchronised growth outlook (likely peaking), financial markets are getting nervous, experiencing the fat [...]
United Kingdom, 11/27/17
Pension plans begin biggest investment shift in a decade, as they return to long-term strategies that take ESG investing from niche to mainstream – according to new research from CREATE and Amundi
European pension plans now consider long-term investing to be key to navigating the post-crisis environment according to a report published today by CREATE-Research and Amundi. In light [...]
Amundi is the European largest asset manager by assets under management1 and ranks in the top 10 globally. It manages 1,563 billion euros of assets across six main investment hubs. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Clients also have access to a complete set of services and tools. Headquartered in Paris, Amundi was listed in November 2015.
Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 4,500 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.
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