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Amundi Smith Breeden

November 17, 2015 11:45 ET

Tamara Jackson Joins Amundi Smith Breeden as Senior Vice President

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2015) - Amundi Smith Breeden today announced that Tamara (Tami) Jackson has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the firm's U.S. Institutional Market Advisory Group. Amundi Smith Breeden is the center of the Amundi Group's U.S. fixed income expertise and serves as the North American investment headquarters for Amundi, a leading global asset management firm with more than $1 trillion in assets under management.

In this role, Ms. Jackson heads the institutional business development effort in the western region of the U.S. across all institutional channels. This also includes responsibility for developing and strengthening relationships with regional client consultants to assist in building advocacy for the firm's investment strategies. Ms. Jackson will be based in California and report to Elke Urban, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Advisory Officer.

"We are pleased to have Tami joining us. She brings a wealth of experience and insights to the firm based on her long-standing relationships with pension plans and their consultants. Tami has partnered with pension plans throughout her career to understand their asset allocation needs and, discuss aspects of broader diversification and protection against downside risk. We are confident Tami will be an invaluable asset to our team and Amundi Smith Breeden as we continue to strengthen our partnership with U.S. institutions. We're all looking forward to working with Tami," said Ms. Urban.

Before joining Amundi Smith Breeden, Ms. Jackson was a Director of Institutional Business Development at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, a global, multi-strategy asset manager. While there she focused her efforts exclusively on building relationships with large public pension plans across the U.S. Prior to that, Ms. Jackson spent six years as a Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Institutional Marketing at Northern Trust Global Investments. During her tenure, she worked with major U.S. plan prospects, clients and consultants in both the western and eastern regions of the country. Ms. Jackson has also held senior marketing roles at Dresdner RCM Global Investors and Spare, Kaplan, Bischel & Associates. Ms. Jackson holds an MBA in Finance from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

About Amundi Smith Breeden
Amundi Smith Breeden is the North American investment headquarters for Amundi, a top-10 global asset manager. Amundi Smith Breeden manages a range of U.S. fixed income strategies and contributes to global fixed income portfolios managed by Amundi investment professionals in Europe and Asia. Smith Breeden, now Amundi Smith Breeden, was founded as a research-driven institutional asset management firm specializing in the major U.S. fixed income sectors. The firm has a 30+ year history of pioneering work in developing and applying quantitative financial analysis to valuing and trading fixed income securities, including Agency and non-Agency mortgage-backed securities and corporate credit.

About Amundi
Amundi is the European leader and in the Top 10 worldwide in the asset management industry1 with AUM of more than EUR 950 billion worldwide2.

Located at the heart of the main investment regions in more than 30 countries, Amundi offers a comprehensive range of products covering all asset classes and major currencies.

Amundi has developed savings solutions to meet the needs of more than 100 million retail clients worldwide and designs innovative, high-performing products for institutional clients which are tailored specifically to their requirements and risk profile.

The Group contributes to funding the economy by orienting savings towards company development.

Amundi has become a leading European player in asset management, recognized for:

  • Product performance and transparency;
  • Quality of client relationships based on a long-term advisory approach;
  • Efficiency in its organization and teams' promise to serving its clients;
  • Commitment to sustainable development and socially responsible investment policies.

1 No.1 European asset manager based on global assets under management (AUM) and the main headquarters being based in Europe - Source IPE "Top 400 asset managers" published in June 2015 and based on AUM as of December 2014.
2 Amundi Group figures as of 30 June 2015.

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