FRANCE - Jean-François Boulier has been appointed deputy CIO and head of fixed income at Crédit Lyonnais Asset Management.
Boulier, 46, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and received a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics.
He started his career at the Institut de Mécanique in Grenoble becoming in 1985 a senior researcher at the French National Institute for Research.
Boulier joined Crédit Commercial de France in 1987 as the head of the financial quantitative analysis department and was promoted in 1989 as the head of research and innovation for the CCF Group.
He is also treasurer of the French Association of Pension Funds and Schemes.
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