Amundi equity chief quits

Diego Franzin (pictured), head of Equity Investment Platform at Amundi, is set to leave the French asset manager at the start of August, InvestmentEurope can reveal.

Franzin, who wishes to pursue new opportunities, had joined Amundi following the acquisition and absorption of Pioneer Investments by the French group in June 2017.

It is understood he is moving back to Italy in Milan.

His successor will be named in due course, Amundi told InvestmentEurope.

Last February, Franzin had been named Amundi’s equity chief after the departure of Romain Boscher with whom he had served as co-head of Equities during the Pioneer integration period.

At the same time, the manager had promoted Alexandre Drabowicz to the role of deputy head of Equity Investment Platform, covering European equity, volatility, convertible bonds, Japanese equity, and global equity.

Based in Dublin, Franzin is also a portfolio manager on the Amundi Azionario Europa, the Amundi Funds II European Research and the Amundi II Euopean Equity Optimal Volatility funds, overseeing more than €1bn in assets.

Prior to the integration of Pioneer into Amundi, he held roles of head of Equities, Europe, overseeing both the quantitative and fundamental investment processes for Pioneer Investments, and head of Global Quantitative Research and Management.

Franzin joined Pioneer Investments in 1997 as a quantitative research analyst.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and 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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