The new CEO of Société Générale Private Banking France appointed in March this year, Mathieu Vedrenne, explains his vision of the transformations underway in the world of private banking. Frédéric Oudéa's former office director also explains the positioning of the activity within a banking group that is being restructured.
As Extendam, an asset management firm specialised in business hotels, has been open to institutional investors for just two years, its chairman and CEO, Jean-Marc Palhon, explains the characteristics of this market and the way in which Extendam plans to benefit from them to develop in Europe.
Christophe Boulanger, CEO of Richelieu Gestion since July last year, will be writing a new roadmap for the asset management firm, whose shareholder structure changed in late 2017. The Lebanese bank SGBL has acquired the entity from KBL European Private Bankers, and taken control of the private banks Banque Richelieu France and Banque Richelieu Monaco, which have been integrated into Compagnie Financière Richelieu. The director is seeking to extend management offerings beyond European equities.
In June 2017, the entrepreneurial asset management firms Amaïka, Cedrus and 360 Hixance entered a three-way merger to become Sanso Investment Solutions. The new structure, whose assets managed according to SRI principles now exceed €830m, continued its external growth in late 2018 with the acquisition of Convictions AM. The chairman of the firm, David Kalfon, and its CEO, Benoît Magnier, discuss the past two years of development.
In an interview with NewsManagers, Jean-Philippe Dorp, chairman of CFA Society France, which gathers French CFA charterholders, discusses the development of the association and the evolution of the CFA diploma. He also responds to the remarks on the institute made by H2O Asset Management's CEO Bruno Crastes during the Natixis Global Summit last November.
After settling a case with the AMF last year, Trecento is planning to get a fresh start. In addition to its blockchain project, the asset management firm, founded seven years ago by Alice Lhabouz, is hoping for the support of partners to accelerate its development. It is also betting on good results from its thematic funds in health and robotics to win over new clients, in France and Switzerland.
Alain Guelennoc, CEO of Federal Finance Gestion, discusses the changes the asset management firm is going through with NewsManagers. With a transition from two to three units, a transfer of assets to the other boutiques of the group and a commercial reorganization, the Crédit Mutuel Arkéa affiliate has refocused to find new areas for growth.

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