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ABN AMRO Investment Solutions Appoints New CIO

Amanda Cheesley Deputy Editor 12 January 2023

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions Appoints New CIO

The latest moves and appointments at ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, the asset management company of the Netherlands-based ABN AMRO Bank.

Paris-based ABN Investment Solutions has appointed Christophe Boucher as chief investment officer.

As part of the role, Boucher, 45, will supervise investment teams including ESG, manager due diligence, operational due diligence, portfolio management and the quantitative research teams, the firm said in a statement. 

He will be taking responsibility for the firm’s investment process and will lead the investment strategy through a combined qualitative and quantitative approach, the firm continued.

François-Xavier Gennetais, CEO of ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, said: “2023 opens a new chapter for ABN AMRO Investment Solutions.” 

“The appointment of Christophe Boucher as our new CIO is supporting our ambition to be the leading sustainable multimanager and sub-advisory platform in continental Europe,” he added.

Boucher will also continue to manage a team of quantitative analysts covering all asset classes. He will monitor the investment processes aimed at determining both strategic and tactical allocation opportunities as well as securities/manager selection and portfolio construction, the firm said. 

He will pursue AAIS’ ESG ambitions mostly through the selection of sustainable strategies, the "ESG originals," which have responsible investing in their DNA and are driving the market towards best practices, the firm continued. 

Boucher is an agrégé [associate] professor in economics and finance. He graduated in economics and finance and holds a PhD in economics in 2006 from University Paris XIII. 

With ESG commitment at the heart of its business model, ABN AMRO Investment Solutions said it offers its clients strategies in Europe that combine performance and responsible investment. It has €20.7 billion ($22.26 billion) of assets under management and a range of 40 strategies covering all asset classes and geographical areas, with offices in France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Yesterday, this news service reported that ABN AMRO's chief financial officer is to step down.

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