BNPP IP creates new institutional roles

Guy WilliamsBNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has appointed Guy Williams (pictured) as a chief investment officer (CIO) in a reorganisation of its institutional business line.

In the newly created role, Williams will be responsible for promoting collaboration across investment teams, and developing investment strategy and market views.

Williams was previously CIO of BNPP IP’s global fixed income affiliate, Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts (FFTW), and joined BNPP IP in 2010 as a result of the integration of Fortis Investments. At Fortis he was global head of fixed income and currencies.

Joining Williams’ team are senior investment strategist Daniel Morris and senior economist Richard Barwell. Both roles are also newly created.

Morris previously worked as a global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, with responsibility for advising clients and portfolio managers on investment strategy and asset allocation. Prior to this he held the role of global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Barwell most recently held the position of a senior European economist within the markets and international banking division of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), focusing on Eurozone and European Central Bank policy. Other previous roles include senior UK economist at RBS and senior economist at the Bank of England.

The position Williams leaves will be filled by Dominick DeAlto, who is to become chief investment officer and head of institutional fixed income. Prior to this appointment, DeAlto was BNPP IP’s head of global multi-sector and sector rotation.

DeAlto has made two changes to his new team, with Timothy Johnson appointed as head of total return multi-sector (a combination of the global multi-sector and global sovereign teams) and Dan Singleman joining as senior portfolio manager in the sector rotation alpha team.

Johnson was previously head of global sovereign fixed income at FFTW, which he joined in early 2013. Other previous roles include portfolio manager on the investment grade credit/long duration team at BlackRock, and senior fixed income analyst and head of domestic capital markets at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Singleman’s most recent position was portfolio manager at Aflac Global Investments, focusing on fixed income asset allocation. Prior to this he was at BNPP IP for eight years working as a credit analyst and then a portfolio manager.

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