Last updated: 04:33 / Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Guy Williams is the New CIO

BNP Paribas Investment Partners Announces New Appointments Within Institutional Business Line

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners Announces New Appointments Within Institutional Business Line
  • Guy Williams has been appointed Chief Investment Officer for BNPP IP’s Institutional business and will be responsible for promoting collaboration across investment teams
  • Joining Guy’s team are Senior Investment Strategist Daniel Morris and Senior Economist Richard Barwell
  • Replacing Guy as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Institutional Fixed Income is Dominick DeAlto, who will be instrumental in further strengthening BNPP IP’s fixed income platform

BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has announced a series of new appointments within its Institutional business line, headed by David Kiddie, in order to enhance investment expertise, research and thought leadership capabilities.

Guy Williams has been appointed Chief Investment Officer for BNPP IP’s Institutional business. Guy will be responsible for promoting collaboration across investment teams, and developing investment strategy and market views. Formerly Chief Investment Officer of BNPP IP’s global fixed income affiliate Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts (‘FFTW’), Guy successfully developed BNPP IP’s global fixed income platform across a range of strategies, and with three decades of experience he is ideally suited to this new role.

Joining Guy’s team are Senior Investment Strategist Daniel Morris and Senior Economist Richard Barwell. In their newly-created roles, Daniel and Richard will promote collaboration between investment teams and formulate alpha-generating investment views across all asset classes.

Morris’ wide-ranging experience encompasses advising clients and providing investment recommendations, as well as offering a strategic perspective to senior management and portfolio managers. He is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media.

Barwell’s background is as a monetary economist within investment banking and central banking, covering both the UK and Eurozone economies.  His thought-provoking insights combine academic rigour, strong analytical skills and deep knowledge with an innovative approach to macroeconomic issues, and his work has been published widely.

Replacing Guy as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Institutional Fixed Income is Dominick DeAlto, who will be instrumental in further strengthening BNPP IP’s fixed income platform, which currently has over 75 investment professionals and manages 40 investment strategies ranging from traditional to alternative fixed income, as well as driving its investment and commercial success.  Dominick, who prior to this appointment was Head of Global Multi-Sector and Sector Rotation, has considerable experience managing a range of strategies, making him well placed for today’s changing fixed income environment, which lends itself to the development of contemporary investment strategies in order to address the requirements of clients.

Dominick has also made two changes to his team, with Timothy Johnson being appointed Head of Total Return Multi-Sector, which is a combination of the Global Multi-Sector and Global Sovereign teams, and Dan Singleman joining as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Sector Rotation Alpha team.

Timothy joined FFTW in early 2013 and has over two decades of experience, gained within both asset management and central banking. The Total Return Multi-Sector includes global aggregate, global unconstrained and global sovereign portfolios.

Dan has spent most of his career within BNPP IP. For eight years he was a credit analyst and then portfolio manager, before leaving last year to take up a broader asset allocation role and now re-joining BNPP IP to pursue a similar opportunity.

David Kiddie, Head of Institutional business at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, comments:

“I am very pleased to welcome such seasoned professionals. These appointments are designed to further strengthen our investment culture, as well as to enhance our research and investment capability. The strength of our investment culture is one of the key drivers of our future success and these appointments are a further step towards developing an environment in which our business can flourish, helping us to achieve our goal of offering our clients a world class investment proposition.”

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