Robinson Rouchie was named CIO systemic and quantitative investments at BNP Paribas Asset Management, leading the firm's new division, a spokesman confirmed.
BNP Paribas Asset Management said Tuesday it created a systematic portfolio management team, which combines quantitative portfolio management and ETF teams, to complement its equity, fixed-income and multiasset capabilities.
Mr. Rouchie reports to Robert Gambi, global head of investments. Mr. Rouchie will maintain his responsibilities as chief of staff to Mr. Gambi until a replacement is named.
Based in Paris, he remains a member of BNPP AM's investment committee.
"Robinson has demonstrated strategic vision, detailed technical knowledge and a strong commercial focus. He will bring a breadth of investment expertise — from securities research and quantitative analysis, through to asset allocation, and with a demonstrable track record of building strong client relationships," Mr. Gambi said in a news release.
Separately, Denis Panel, head of multiasset, quantitative and solutions, will leave the firm in March to become CEO of Sycomore Asset Management, part of Generali Investments.
Guy Davies, deputy head of investments, will replace Mr. Panel and lead the firm's multiasset and solutions teams starting in March. He will continue to hold his responsibilities as CIO for fundamental active equities.
Separately, Olivier de Larouzière, CIO of global fixed income, will become responsible for the investment teams within emerging markets. Further details were not available.
Mr. Davies and Mr. De Larouzière both continue to report to Mr. Gambi.
BNP Paribas Asset Management had €501 billion ($534.8 billion) as of Dec. 31.