Generali Investments Europe has appointed Wilfrid Pham as Head of Equity department and Vivek Tawadey as Head of Credit Research. Both will focus on supporting the company’s investment team, that globally manages more than €320 billion, and ensuring a strong alignment between analyst and portfolio managers.
In his position Pham will strengthen the current Equity team organization based on more than 20 people in Paris and in other European locations of Generali Investments Europe. Vivek Tawadey will consolidate the strong credit research capability of Generali Investments Europe, that globally manages in excess of €300 billion of fixed-income assets, with a specialist team dedicated to credit (more than €100 billion in this asset class).
“Wilfrid and Vivek are outstanding asset management professionals, enabling us to strengthen our team significantly”, said Santo Borsellino, CEO of Generali Investments Europe. “Our aim is to make Generali Investments Europe a more international and pure play asset management Company, increasingly focused on new product development to meet the needs of our insurance and third-party clients”.
Wilfrid Pham, 43, most recently was CIO and Head of Equity Department at Natixis Asset Management in Paris. Previously, he gained experience as Japanese Equity expert at HSBC in Tokyo (Japan), Henderson Global Investors / AMP Asset Management in London (UK) and B.P. Asset Management in Paris. Pham is a graduate of HEC Montreal (Canada) in Capital Market and Corporate Finance, and ESCP Europe, Paris (France), in International Project Management.
Vivek Tawadey, 54, was latterly Head of Research and Strategy at BNP Paribas in Paris (France), heading a 15-people team. Before, he worked in other major financial institutions in London: Nomura, First Chicago and PriceWaterhouse. He holds an MBA from Insead and he is a qualified chartered accountant.