The asset administration unit of BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Asset Management, introduced this Tuesday that it has appointed three senior quantitative analysts to its Quant Research Group, known as QRG.
The new members to the division are Boris Afanasiev, Benoît Bellone and Frédéric Abergel. Together, they are going to work within the QRG Research Lab and report back to the Co-Heads of QRG, Thomas Heckel and François Soupé.
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Afanasiev, Bellone, and Abergel be part of a workforce of about 30 quantitive funding specialists in BNP Paribas’ asset administration unit. The QRG is a part of the corporate’s Products and Strategic Marketing division, which is led by Pierre Moulin.
Afanasiev, who joins from StatQuant Consulting the place he was Managing Director, relies in London. Bellone and Abergel, nevertheless, are primarily based in Paris. The three new additions will carry out strategic analysis throughout all asset courses.
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Commenting on the brand new additions, Pierre Moulin, mentioned: “The creation of a stronger, extra collaborative and extra environment friendly quantitative analysis platform will allow us to stay on the forefront of quantitative analysis, and the addition of such extremely skilled analysts as Boris, Benoît and Frédéric to the workforce might be instrumental in serving to us to realize our ambitions. I’m more than happy to welcome them to BNP Paribas Asset Management.”
Before he was an MD at StatQuant Consulting, Afanasiev was the CIO and Founding Partner of Asset Algo Advisory. During his profession, he has gained expertise in researching systematic futures market buying and selling. Prior to Asset Algo Advisory, he was a senior quantitative researcher at AQR Capital Management and Head of Commodities analysis at Winton Capital Management.
Bellone, however, joined BNP Paribas from HSBC Global Asset Management the place he was the Head of Multi-Asset Research. Earlier in his profession, he was an economist on the OECD and the French Ministry of Finance.
Lastly, Abergel involves BNP Paribas from CentraleSupélec, the place he was most lately the Director of the Chair of Quantitative Finance. Here he spent 11 years researching digital markets and high-frequency finance. He has additionally held positions at Barclays Capital, CAI Cheuvreux and BNP Paribas.