Former Pimco equities head joins Eastspring as CIO

Singapore-headquartered Eastspring Investments has appointed Virginie Maisonneuve (pictured) as chief investment officer, effective as from 11 January 2017.

Reporting to chief executive Guy Strapp, Maisonneuve will be responsible for managing all investments at the firm, including the firm’s equity, fixed income, asset allocation, private equity, infrastructure and onshore investment offerings.

Previously, Maisonneuve has been managing director and chief investment officer, equities at Pimco.

Prior to this, she spent more than 10 years at Schroders as head of Global Equities, director and portfolio manager.

Maisonneuve also held roles of portfolio manager in a number of asset management firms, including Clay Finlay, State Street Research, Batterymarch and Martin Currie.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Wilkey, chief executive, Prudential Corporation Asia, said : “Working with an investment professional of Virginie’s calibre will be an immense opportunity for our business. Virginie brings to Eastspring an outstanding investment expertise and a first-rate reputation in the global asset management industry.

“Her appointment embodies our commitment to Asia as a key growth driver for the Prudential Group, and our ambition to expand the industry leading franchise we’ve built there.”

Eastspring is the Asian investment manager of Prudential group and had  $140.3bn in assets under management as of 30 June 2016.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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