French asset manager Amundi has appointed Cristina Matti (pictured) as head of European Small & Mid Cap Equities and Country Strategies.
Reporting to Diego Franzin, recently promoted head of Equity Investment Platform, Matti will be overseeing portfolio management for pan-European small and mid-cap funds and mandates, Euroland small and mid-cap funds and mandates, as well as the microcaps and country strategies.
It is understood Caroline Gauthier, with whom Matti was co-head of European Small & Mid-Caps since July 2017, is to leave Amundi.
Before the Amundi-Pioneer merger, Matti was head of European Small & Mid-Caps for Pioneer Investments since June 2001, and head of Country strategies since 2007.
Prior to focusing on the area of small cap markets, she was a member of the European equity team in Pioneer Investments from 1996 to 2001. She held portfolio management roles with Credit Rolo Gestioni and Fondigest at the start of her career.
Amundi has €1.4trn of assets under management.