Mirabaud names BNP Paribas’ Pinel asset allocation CIO
Pierre Pinel has left his role at BNP Paribas Asset Management to join Geneva-based Mirabaud Asset Management as CIO for balanced mandates and asset allocation funds. He will also be head strategist for private management.
Pinel has over 20 years’ experience in fund management, having started his career in Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse as a financial analyst. He spent much of the last two decades in the asset management division of Paribas, and subsequently BNP Paribas.
He has experience in both institutional and private asset management, as well as with discretionary mandates. At Paribas Asset Management in Switzerland, he was responsible for setting up an open architecture multi-management offering, diversified management and targeted management by asset class.
He has worked on creating and marketing an asymmetric, quantitative management range in the form of investment funds and dedicated mandates for private and institutional clients.
Pinel holds a degree from the HEC Business School at the University of Lausanne and a Swiss federal diploma as a financial analyst and asset manager.
As CIO within the asset management division at Mirabaud, Pinel will define the investment guidelines and strategy for asset allocation funds and balanced mandates. He will also head up investment strategy for private clients, proposing solutions to meet their individual needs.
With operations in London, Paris, Montreal, Barcelona, Zurich and Geneva, the Mirabaud Group’s asset management division focuses on investment management and advisory services, as well as the development, management and distribution of products.
Its range at present comprises active management of equity funds (Switzerland, UK, France, Spain, Europe, North America, Asia, emerging markets, global), favouring alpha generating strategies, bond management, including convertible bonds and alternatives, where the group has over 40 years’ experience and several billion dollars under management.
Mirabaud & Cie, established in Geneva in 1819, now runs three business lines: private banking (portfolio management, investment advice and services to independent asset managers); asset management (institutional management, fund management and distribution); and intermediation (brokerage, corporate finance and debt management).