BNP Paribas Asset Management Names Pierri To Top Sales Slot

Jul 20 2017 | 8:30pm ET

BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed former Pioneer executive Sandro Pierri as global head of client group, its worldwide sales and marketing organization. 

In his new role, Pierri will report to BNP AM CEO Frédéric Janbon, according to a statement, and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He will join the company in September 2017 and will be based in London.

Pierri has spent his entire career in the asset management industry. He began his career as a portfolio manager in 1989, first at San Paolo Fondi, moving to BNL Gestioni in 1992 and ING Investment Management in Italy in 1994. 

Following the acquisition of ING Group’s Italian business by Unicredit/Pioneer, he joined Pioneer Investments in 2004 and subsequently spent over 10 years with Pioneer Investments in a number of distribution and leadership roles before becoming CEO and head of UniCredit’s asset management division in 2012. He left in 2015 and has since undertaken various non-executive directorships and advisory assignments. 

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s major financial institutions. Managing and advising €580 billion in assets as at 31 March 2017, BNP Paribas Asset Management offers a comprehensive range of active, passive and quantitative investment solutions covering a broad spectrum of asset classes and regions. 

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