French asset manager La Française has reorganised its securities fund management division in order to establish synergies between the various entities composing La Française’s group.
Under the leadership of Pascale Auclair, global head of Investments, Jean-Luc Hivert and Laurent Jacquier Laforge are heading the two divisions of expertise: “Fixed Income and Cross Asset” and “Equity”, respectively.
Jean-Luc Hivert has been appointed CIO Fixed Income & Cross Asset. He is responsible for €30bn in assets under management and heads a team of twenty-six professionals.
Accordingly, he will oversee the group’s cross asset management, discretionary portfolio management and targeted management, for which Odile Camblain-Le Mollé holds operational responsibility.
Laurent Jacquier Laforge becomes CIO equities global. He is responsible for the entire SRI equity range provided by La Française, small caps management and the monitoring of partnerships, such IPCM, an extra-financial research firm, Alger and JK Capital Management.
As group CIO equities global, Jacquier Laforge will identify potential collaborations on products and research synergies.
Hivert started his career in 1997 at Vega Finance then moved to Cyril Finance as convertible bonds portfolio manager. He joined La Française des Placements in 2001. As co-head of Bond Management, he was responsible for the launch of the fixed maturity fund concept, one of the key differentiation factors of La Française.
Jacquier Laforge started his career in 1985 as head of Equity Research at the CCF and thereafter for Svenska Handelsbanken Markets.
He held positions at CDC Ixis Asset Management and Fortis Investments before being appointed head of Equities at Scor Global Investments in 2008. Jacquier Laforge joined La Banque Postale Asset Management as head of Equities and then La Française in 2014. He reshuffled the fund range of La Française Inflection Point by implementing the philosophy of Strategically Aware Investing (SAI) which was developed by IPCM.
La Française had around €60bn of assets under management as of 31 December 2016.