It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Alain Leclair on June 15, 2020. Alain was the founder of Paribas Asset Management and CEO from 1984 to 2001, as well as being a former president and honorary president of the French Asset Management Association (AFG).
An emblematic figure within asset management, he played a key role in the merger of BNP Gestions and Paribas Asset Management in 2000, resulting in the creation of BNP Paribas Asset Management. Under his leadership, the company has grown steadily to establish itself as one of the European leaders in our industry.
Frédéric Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments: “We would like to pay tribute to Alain Leclair for his achievements, both for our company and for the development of the Paris as a financial centre. Passionate about the asset management business, Alain was determined to help our clients achieve their investment goals. This passion, his vision of the profession, and his European ambition will remain rooted in our history. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. ”