Ossiam appoints Head of Quantitative Strategy and Marketing

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Ossiam, a smart beta investment specialist and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has appointed Etienne Vincent as Head of Quantitative Strategy and Marketing. 

Vincent will be responsible for the overall direction of Ossiam’s offer in quantitative investment strategies, integrated with the company’s marketing strategy for global investors.

Vincent joins Ossiam from BNP Paribas Asset Management where he was Head of Global Quantitative Management, a role which entailed building the equity and fixed income quantitative strategy teams. Over a 20-year career in the BNPP Group, he has held senior roles in Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong. As head of the global quantitative management team he oversaw €14bn in client assets.

Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam, says: “Etienne brings a fresh perspective, a wealth of experience and deep understanding of quantitative strategies to Ossiam. He will be responsible for unifying our product development strategy with overall marketing communication. We recognise that investors’ demand for digitalisation is accelerating and COVID-19 has increased it even more. Client interaction must be responsive, crystal clear and with a low carbon footprint. Etienne will drive our strategy in response to this.”

Vincent, says: “Our aim is to reinforce the message that quantitative strategies are well-suited to building long term solutions in uncertain contexts, including the present Covid-19 crisis and its aftershocks. In partnership with Natixis Investment Managers, our product development is guided by our academic research and actual client needs. Investing is not gambling. There are systematic methods for its application and thus shaping our economic future.”

Vincent graduated from Mines ParisTech with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a focus on sociology. He holds a certification in responsible investment from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Academy.