La Française hires Global Asset Allocation adviser

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La Française has appointed Pierre Schoeffler as senior Global Asset Allocation adviser, a role that will cover all asset classes managed by the group.

Schoeffler is an engineer with degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie. He began his career as a fluid mechanics researcher before being appointed as a portfolio strategist at Crédit Commercial de France.

He was then appointed head of Asset-Liability Management at the bank, and became head of the Economic and Equity Research Department.

In 1990, he left the CCF to open the Paris branch of the Swedish bank Svenska Handelsbanken and launch its investment banking business in France. In 2004, he left Svenska Handelsbanken to found S&Partners, a financial and alternative (including real estate) asset allocation strategy consulting company.

He also is chairman of S&Partners and a senior adviser at IEIF.

Xavier Lépine, chairman of the board of La Française, said: “Pierre’s experience, advice and quantitative tools will help reinforce our strategic overview in terms of allocation through a quantitative approach to the various asset classes.

“Our strength lies in the diversity and originality of our solutions and approaches, and our ambition is to optimise their combination by drawing on Pierre’s vision as a portfolio strategist. In the current low rate environment, our aim is to help our clients manage this challenge by providing them with a comprehensive service and a 360 degree view of Asset Allocation by including all asset classes from real estate to bonds, and equities to hedge funds”.



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