In an increasing complex and changing world, investors have expressed a critical need to better understand their environment and the evolution of investment practices in order to define their asset allocation and help construct their portfolios. This environment includes economic, financial, geopolitical, societal and environmental dimensions.
To meet this need, Amundi creates the Amundi Institute.
The Amundi Institute's objective is to strengthen the advice, training and day-to-day dialogue on these subjects for all its clients - distributors, institutions and corporates - regardless of the assets that Amundi manages on their behalf. This new division brings together its research, market strategy and asset allocation advisory activities under the Amundi Institute.
The Amundi Institute will also be responsible for conveying Amundi's convictions and its investment and portfolio construction recommendations, thereby furthering its leadership in these areas.
This new business line will continue to serve Amundi’s investment management teams. It will contribute to strengthening their standards of excellence. With an initial staff of around 60, the Amundi Institute will soon be strengthened to serve these new objectives.
Pascal Blanqué, who has been appointed as Chairman of Amundi Institute, will supervise this new business line.
He will be supported by Monica Defend, who will be Head of Amundi Institute.