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Frédéric Janbon appointed head of the asset management business of BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Frédéric Janbon as Head of BNP Paribas Investment Partners (IP), the Group’s asset management specialist. He succeeds Philippe Marchessaux, who will support and advise him during a transition period before taking on, at his request, another project within the BNP Paribas Group.

After successfully steering the integration of various asset management teams from ABN Amro AM, Fortis IM and BNP Paribas Investment Partners to build a global-scale asset management business, Philippe Marchessaux worked further to simplify its structure, consolidate its client base and prepare the business for tomorrow’s challenges. This involved restructuring the business, developing the international institutional franchise, reinforcing the activities in the Emerging Markets countries so as to make BNP Paribas Investment Partners among the world leaders, and consolidating partnerships with the Group’s retail networks. The recent confirmation of BNP Paribas Investment Partner’s ‘Highest Standards’ rating, the top rating conferred by Fitch Ratings on an asset management business, is testimony to the strength of the business and the effectiveness of its processes.

Frédéric Janbon is to take up his new responsibilities on 20 October 2015. His main task will be to further accelerate the development of BNP Paribas Investment Partners as a benchmark player in institutional asset management and client service. Having started his career in 1988, Frédéric has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets. With the BNP Paribas Group he served in various management positions in the interest rate, derivatives and options markets, before being appointed global head of Fixed Income in 2005, an activity which he successfully steered until the end of 2014. Frédéric Janbon will therefore bring to BNP Paribas Investment Partners his long experience in managing relationships with international institutional investors and in the development of client solutions.

BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé said: “BNP Paribas Investment Partners is a key business for the BNP Paribas Group, both in terms of serving our institutional clientele and providing savings & investment solutions to individual retail customers. This business is very much a part of our growth strategy, which focuses on developing businesses where we are able to achieve high performance in order to offer our clients the best products and services.”

Jacques d’Estais, BNP Paribas Group Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Head of International Financial Services, said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Philippe for his contribution to the growth of BNP Paribas Investment Partners over these past six years, particularly the international institutional business line. I have every confidence in Frédéric’s ability to reinforce our range of investment solutions for institutional clients, distributors and individual customers in what is a highly strategic business for the BNP Paribas Group.”

About BNP Paribas Investment Partners

BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the BNP Paribas Group’s asset management specialist and an entity of International Financial Services of BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas Investment Partners offers the full range of asset management services to both institutional and private investors around the world. The company adopts a client-focused approach and is structured around three business lines: Institutional, Distributors and Asia-Pacific & Emerging Markets. BNP Paribas Investment Partners counts 3 100 employees in 35 countries, with a total of more than 700 investment professionals(1), each specialised in a particular asset class or product type and has assets under management totaling EUR 532 billion(1).
(1) Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners as at 30 June 2015, assets under management and advisory.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 185,000 employees, including almost 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.