Virginie Maisonneuve was appointed chief investment officer at Eastspring Investments, said a spokeswoman for the money manager.
Ms. Maisonneuve replaces Guy Strapp, who is also CEO of the $140.3 billion money management subsidiary of Prudential PLC. The spokeswoman said due to growth in the business, it was decided that now was the time to appoint a senior investment professional to focus solely on managing the firm's investments.
Ms. Maisonneuve will start Jan. 11 and will be based in Singapore. She will report to Mr. Strapp, and will be responsible for managing all investments at the firm including equity, fixed income, multiasset, private equity, infrastructure and onshore investment strategies.
“We are delighted that a person of (Ms. Maisonneuve's) talent is joining Eastspring,” Mr. Strapp said in a news release. Her experience across global, European, emerging markets, Asian and Chinese equities “will be critical to the future success of our business and the development of our investment expertise. We also look forward to the contribution she will make to our global business strategy,” he added.
Ms. Maisonneuve was founder and managing director at Maisonneuve Global Advisors, an independent research and management consulting boutique. The spokeswoman said this firm will be closed. Prior to that, Ms. Maisonneuve was managing director, chief investment officer for global equities at Pacific Investment Management Co. She left PIMCO in 2015.