World Capital Markets Symposium

Pascal Blanqué

Global Chief Investment Officer, Head, Institutional Investor & Third Party Distributor, Amundi Asset Management, France

Pascal Blanqué has been Global Chief Investment Officer at AMUNDI (formerly known as Crédit Agricole Asset Management, CAAM), Head of Institutional Investors and Third Party Distributors and member of the Executive Committee since February 2005. He was also appointed Chairman of the Board of CPR Asset Management in January 2007.

In his previous role, Pascal was Head of Economic Research and Chief Economist of Crédit Agricole. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department at Paribas (1997-2000) following four years as a strategist in asset allocation at Paribas Asset Management in London (1992- 1996). He began his career in institutional and private asset management at Paribas in 1991.

As an economist and a financial historian Pascal Blanqué is the author of several contributions. His research interests and academic work focuses on monetary issues, functioning of financial markets and philosophical foundations of economics. His books include “Money, Memory and Asset Prices”, “The Social Economy of Freedom”, “Philosophy in Economics” and “Essays in Positive Investment Management”, all published and distributed by Economica and Brookings Institution Press.

His publications in international journals and specialised newspapers include numerous articles concerning financial history, economics and policy making. He taught and carried out research at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Polytechnique and Paris-Dauphine University. He is a member of the French Société d’Economie Politique.

Pascal was awarded European CIO of the Year 2013 by Funds Europe Magazine.

He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and is a graduate of Paris’s Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a Phd in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.