Julien Halfon has been appointed as head of pension solutions at BNP Paribas Asset Management in a newly-created role.
Halfon started work on 16 April in its London office, and moved from Mercer Investment Consulting where he was a principal for over six years.
He will work within the firm's multi-asset, quantitative and solutions investment group - which offers 'quantamental' management, combining proprietary quantitative expertise with fundamental research capabilities, underpinned by active risk management.
Reporting to head of solutions and client advisory Anton Wouters, Halfon is responsible for providing advice and designing dedicated solutions, including quantitative strategies and fiduciary and liability-driven investment management for institutional investors.
He is also responsible for constructing customised solutions for clients, including balance sheet management, multi-asset solutions and overlays, and will work closely with the institutional sales and investment teams. Halfon will also build on the division's existing broad range of investment capacities.
Wouters said Halfon has considerable experience of developing customised solutions for major European pension funds.
"As investors increasingly seek solutions that better address their needs, while taking into account protection against the risks of market volatility or meeting specific regulatory constraints, his experience will add to our existing capabilities as we further expand our solutions business."
Prior to joining the asset manager, Halfon was an associate at Goldman Sachs for over two years, and a senior consultant at Aon Hewitt for one year.
He also worked as a director at Lazard & co for nearly two years, and P-Solve Risk Management Solutions for nearly three years.
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