Amundi has expanded its executive committee with the appointment of Pascal Duval as head of Retail Solutions and Julien Fontaine as head of partnerships.
Duval has worked for Russell Investments in EMEA for 22 years, during which he developed the asset manager's Continental European and Middle-East business and the opening of the Paris office. He was appointed CEO for EMEA in 2011 and became a member of Russell Investment's Global Executive Committee. He left Russell Investments in January 2017 and founded Duval Capital LLP, a research and advisory company in wealth and asset management. During the same year he was appointed chairman of the Voluntary Solidarity Fund International upon its incorporation as a registered Charity in England and chairman of the Aberdeen Standard Logistics European Income Trust plc.
He started his career as a commodity and FX trader in Paris (Riz & Denrees, 1985), and then worked as a consultant in investment and management at Watson Wyatt, advising corporates, institutional investors, asset managers, banks and insurance companies.
Fontaine began his career in 1999 at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an advisor. In 2000, he joined McKinsey & Company and, in 2009, became a Partner in charge of financial services. In September 2011, he joined Crédit Agricole S.A. as head of Group Strategy before becoming CEO of Amundi Japan in 2014. He subsequently became Head of Retail Marketing for the Amundi Group in January 2018.