Pascal Blanqué

Pascal Blanqué

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Global Head of Institutional Business, Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, Amundi Group

Pascal Blanqué has been Chief Investment Officer Group at Amundi (formerly known as Crédit Agricole Asset Management), Global Head of Institutional Business and Member of the Executive Committee since February 2005. He has also been heading the third party distributors business since 2010 up to 2016. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of CPR AM in January 2007. From 2000 to 2005 he was Head of Economic Research and Chief Economist of Crédit Agricole.

Before joining Crédit Agricole, Mr Blanqué was Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department at Paribas following four years as a strategist in asset allocation at Paribas Asset Management in London. He began his career in institutional and private asset management at Paribas in 1991.

Mr Blanqué is the author of several contributions focusing on monetary issues, the functioning of financial markets and the 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’. His publications in international Journals and specialized 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 and of The 300 Club. He is a graduate of Paris’s Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a Phd in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.

Mr Blanqué was awarded ‘European CIO of the Year 2013’ by Funds Europe Magazine and is the recipient of the ‘Manager Lifetime Achievement Award 2016’ by Institutional Investor.