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BNP Paribas Investment Partners

October 20, 2014 14:53 ET

BNP Paribas Investment Partners Appoints a New Head of Business Development in Canada

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - BNP Paribas Investment Partners has appointed Rodolphe (Rudy) de Candé as Head of Business Development in Canada. In this role, Rudy will focus on further developing our Canadian business, delivering a range of global capabilities to institutional investors across the country. In addition, he will continue to build our distribution partner sub-advisory relationships with Canadian banks, mutual fund companies and fund distributors. Rudy will be based in Toronto and will continue to report to James Johnston, Head of North American Sales who is based in New York.

Commenting on the appointment, Johnston stated, "Rudy has been a valued member of our US team since 2008, where he was Director of Business Development for several important institutional channels. We are confident in Rudy's ability to succeed and excited to have him focused on the Canadian market." Prior to joining the US Sales team, Rudy was director of the business development team at BNP Paribas Asset Management based in London, covering Global Distributors in Europe. He started his career in 1997 at Merrill Lynch in Argentina in the Global Private Client division.

Robert Harrison, President and CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners USA Holdings Inc. and CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners Canada Limited stated, "Canada is a strategic market for our organization and Rudy's extensive experience and established relationships will be important in helping us grow the business in this region." 

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About BNP Paribas Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the dedicated, autonomous asset management business of BNP Paribas Group and offers the full range of asset management services to both institutional and retail clients around the world. A client-centric organization, BNP Paribas Investment Partners is structured around three business lines: institutional, distribution and Asia Pacific & emerging markets. We have some 700 investment professionals globally, each specializing in a particular asset class or product type. With total assets under management and advisory of over USD 680 billion as of June 30, 2014, BNP Paribas Investment Partners is dedicated to engaging with clients to deliver relevant strategies and investment expertise.

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