Eastspring hires ex-Pimco exec for CIO role

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Virginie Maisonneuve has been hired as chief investment officer of Eastspring and will be based in Singapore.

Eastspring hires ex-Pimco exec for CIO role

Maisonneuve assumes her new role on 11 January 2017 and will report to Eastspring’s chief executive Guy Strapp.

She will be responsible for managing all investments, including equity, fixed income, asset allocation, private equity, infrastructure and onshore investment offerings, the firm said in a statement.

Most recently, she ran her own boutique consulting firm, Maisonneuve Global Advisors, based in London. Prior to that, she was managing director and chief investment officer of equities at Pimco. She also served as head of global equities and portfolio manager at Schroders for 10 years.

“[Maisonneuve’s] appointment embodies our commitment to Asia as a key growth driver for the Prudential Group, and our ambition to expand the industry leading franchise we’ve built there,” said Tony Wilkey, chief executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, in a statement.

In August, the firm appointed Phil Stockwell to serve as Singapore chief executive, FSA reported earlier.

Eastspring Investments is the Asian investment management arm of the Prudential. It has $140bn in assets under management, according to the firm. 

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