Brussels-headquartered firm Belfius Investment Partners, the asset management arm of Belgian banking group Belfius, has appointed Maud Reinalter as senior portfolio manager, InvestmentEurope can reveal.
A high-profile fund selector within the Benelux region, Reinalter took up her new duties at the start of January 2018. It is understood she will manage a number of funds of funds.
Before joining Belfius IP, Reinalter worked at Degroof Petercam, she exited in December 2017. Reinalter joined Belgian asset manager Petercam in 2007 as a third party fund analyst and a fund of funds manager before she was appointed Petercam’s head of Fund Selection from 2012 to 2015, date at which Petercam and Bank Degroof merged to become Bank Degroof Petercam.
In December 2015, following the merger and the revamp of Bank Degroof Petercam’s fund selection unit, Reinalter moved to the position of investment manager within Degroof Petercam’s family office.
Prior to that, she has also held roles of third party fund analyst at ING Luxembourg and fund of funds manager at Societe Generale Private Banking Luxembourg.
Belfius IP was established in May 2016. Before, the bank partnered with Candriam for the management of its funds of funds, and the partnership will last until 2021 at least.
Belfius set its own asset management business as it wanted to expand its own product and service range, and the Belgian financial market regulator FSMA wanted banking institutions to maintain closer control of delegated activities. The firm has repatriated most of its funds of funds from Candriam already.
InvestmentEurope had caught up with Belfius IP’s chief investment officer Michel Hubain in June 2017 .