- Chairman of the Amundi Institute
Pascal Blanqué has been Chairman of the Amundi Institute and member of Amundi's General Management Committee and Executive Committee since February 2022. Previous to that, he was Group Chief Investment Officer and Head of the investment management platforms since 2005. He was also Global Head of Institutional Business and Third Party Distributors from 2010 to 2017. Pascal joined the Crédit Agricole group in 2000 as Chief Economist. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole, Pascal was Deputy Director of Economic Research at Paribas (1997-2000) following four years in the strategic asset allocation department of Paribas Asset Management in London (1992-1996). He began his career in institutional and private wealth management at Paribas in 1991.
As an economist and historian, Pascal is the author of several contributions. His research interests and his academic work focus on monetary issues, the functioning of financial markets and economic philosophy. He is a member of various think tanks such as the "Société d’Economie politique" and the 300 Club, as well as the MSCI Advisory Council and Bretton Woods Committee.
Pascal was awarded European CIO of the Year 2013, 2018 and 2021 by Funds Europe Magazine and received the Institutional Investor Manager Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. His book 10 weeks into Covid 19 - Psyche, Money, Narratives – an interpretation of the crisis was awarded the Turgot Financial Economy prize in 2022.
Pascal studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a PhD in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
London, UK, 2 December 2019
Quantitative Easing has destabilised the finances of pension plans and heightened the role of liquidity management
As quantitative easing reaches a point of diminishing returns, capital conservation and liquidity management have become paramount for Europe’s pension plans Pension plans favour defe [...]
UK, 18 September 2019
Trade war escalation and impact on world trade and economic growth Alessia Berardi, Deputy Head of Macroeconomic Research Trade tensions re-escalated during the summer. Starting on 1 [...]
UK, 18 September 2019
Back to school. Back to normal? Financial markets have been rattled in the past weeks over escalating trade war between the US and China as both imposed tariffs and counter-tariffs on [...]
London, UK, 1 April 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new series of TLTROs starting in September 2019 and changed its forward guidance, with a commitment not to hike rates this year. Eurozone e [...]
London, UK, 28 March 2019
A sweet spot, but keep a sharp eye on the macro side Risky assets have been in a very strong uptrend since the beginning of the year. The key question now is, where do we go from here? [...]
London, UK, 12 March 2019
Through extensive research, Amundi demonstrates that factor investing can also apply to investment-grade bond issues. Amundi’s Fixed Income Platform and quantitative research teams ha [...]
London, UK, 5 March 2019
Licence for value hunting If an investor had woken up today after three months and looked at the markets, he/she could reasonably say that not much had changed. The year started on str [...]
United Kingdom, 4 February 2019
After a tough December, which led to an abrupt valuation reset, risk assets rebounded in the first weeks of the year, boosted by a market-sympathetic turn in Fed rhetoric and an increas [...]
United Kingdom, 7 January 2019
Focus on fundamentals to ride turbulent markets Investors are facing an unsettled environment. For 2019 we think it will be key to look at three areas: From economic deceleration to [...]
United Kingdom, 17 December 2018
Strategies for tough markets This year has proven to be challenging for portfolio construction, as well as regarding returns. To put this into perspective, for 2009-17, our analysis sh [...]
United Kingdom, 3 December 2018
Europe’s pension plans are moving away from a formulaic investment approach to find good returns , as booming markets are now history Increasing allocations to alternative investments, [...]
United Kingdom, 12 October 2018
Market sell-off: a late cycle feature where uncertainty due to tariffs, rates and oil prices are sending some red signals. Autumn comes with a change of mood in the market triggered by [...]
United Kingdom, 30 April 2018
While in 2017 financial markets largely ignored geopolitical risks, as they were more inclined to read the Goldilocks narrative, this mood now appears to be changing. In an environment [...]
United Kingdom, 6 April 2018
Stay on course, despite looming noise While still benefitting from a global synchronised growth outlook (likely peaking), financial markets are getting nervous, experiencing the fat [...]
United Kingdom, 27 November 2017
Pension plans begin biggest investment shift in a decade, as they return to long-term strategies that take ESG investing from niche to mainstream – according to new research from CREATE and Amundi
European pension plans now consider long-term investing to be key to navigating the post-crisis environment according to a report published today by CREATE-Research and Amundi. In light [...]
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