SOURCE: Amundi Smith Breeden
DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - Amundi Distributors USA, LLC today announced that Michelle Boquiren has joined the company, as Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Fund Distribution. Amundi Distributors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amundi.
As Head of U.S. Fund Distribution, a new position, Ms. Boquiren is responsible for maintaining and deepening Amundi Distributors' relationships with U.S.-based distributors and global distributors headquartered in the U.S.; managing existing and developing new partner relationships; and developing new fund solutions for investors. Ms. Boquiren will report to Stephen A. Eason, CFA, Chief Executive Officer and work primarily from Amundi Distributors' offices in New York, New York.
Christian Pellis, Global Head of External Distribution, Amundi, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Michelle on board to head up Amundi Distributors' distribution business. Amundi, through its U.S. subsidiaries (Amundi Distributors USA, LLC and Amundi Smith Breeden, LLC) is firmly committed to its growth ambitions in the U.S. which is a key market. Michelle's recruitment will strengthen Amundi's footprint in the U.S.; she brings extensive experience in international fund distribution and I am confident that her contribution will help to take Amundi Distributors to its next development phase."
"We are pleased to have Michelle as the newest member of our team. Amundi is actively expanding its institutional and fund management business through its U.S. subsidiaries. With her 20 years of experience and many close relationships with key participants in the fund industry, Michelle is the ideal person to lead this expansion. I look forward to working with Michelle," stated Mr. Eason.
Before joining Amundi Distributors, Ms. Boquiren held several senior management positions in business development and sales at Investec Asset Management for American and International client from 2006 to 2014. Prior to Investec, Ms. Boquiren was Managing Director, Origination and Distribution at Overture Financial Services, LLC. Earlier, she held product development and senior specialist positions at Merrill Lynch, Global Private Client Group. Ms. Boquiren began her financial services career at Philippine Commercial International Bank.
Ms. Boquiren holds an MBA in Finance, Dean's List, from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines. She earned a BA in Management, Dean's List, from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.
About Amundi Distributors
Amundi Distributors is a registered U.S. broker-dealer and member of FINRA. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Amundi, Amundi Distributors supports the marketing and client service activities of its distribution partners. Amundi Distributors operates offices in New York, New York and Durham, North Carolina.