BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces that it has appointed Julien Halfon as Head of Pension Solutions within its Multi Asset, Quantitative & Solutions investment group (‘MAQS’). Julien joined on 16 April and reports to Anton Wouters, Head of Solutions & Client Advisory, responsible for providing advice and designing dedicated solutions, including quantitative strategies and fiduciary and liability-driven investment (‘LDI’) management, for institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies.
Based in London, Julien is responsible for constructing customised solutions for clients, including balance sheet management, multi asset solutions and overlays, and will work closely with the Institutional Sales and Investment teams. Julien will build on MAQS’ existing broad range of investment capacities, helping to meet the growing needs of investors seeking innovative and tailor-made solutions. MAQS offers leading ’quantamental‘ management, combining proprietary quantitative expertise with fundamental research capabilities, underpinned by active risk management.
Julien has extensive financial industry experience, gained within asset management, investment banking and consulting. He joins from Mercer, where he was a Senior Consultant in the Structured Solutions Group. Previous roles include Head of UK & European Coverage at P-Solve, Head of European Solutions at Lazard, Senior Consultant at Hewitt, Bacon & Woodrow and Senior Associate within European Pensions & Insurance Strategy at Goldman Sachs. He began his career as an economist at the French Finance Ministry, before working for the European Commission.
Julien holds a Masters in Banking, Finance & Insurance and a Masters in International Economics & Finance, both from Paris Dauphine University, an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Anton Wouters, Head of Solutions & Client Advisory at BNP Paribas Asset Management comments:
‘We are very pleased to welcome Julien Halfon to BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has considerable experience of developing customised solutions for major European pension fund and insurance investors. As investors increasingly seek solutions that better address their needs, while taking into account protection against the risks of market volatility or meeting specific regulatory constraints, his experience will add to our existing capabilities as we further expand our solutions business.’
About BNP Paribas Asset Management BNP Paribas Asset Management is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s major financial institutions. Managing and advising on EUR 569 billion of assets (as at 31 December 2017), BNP Paribas Asset Management offers a comprehensive range of active, passive and quantitative investment solutions covering a broad spectrum of asset classes and regions. With more than 700 investment professionals and around 600 client servicing specialists, BNP Paribas Asset Management serves individual, corporate and institutional investors in 70 countries around the world. Since 2002, BNP Paribas Asset Management has been a major player in sustainable and responsible investing.