Since 2006, Philippe Ithurbide has worked at “Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec” (Montréal). A member of the Executive Committee and of the asset allocation committee, he was Executive Vice President in charge of fixed income, currency and credit, and of multi-asset class overlay strategy. He previously worked for Société Générale Corporate and Investment Bank as Head of Research in foreign exchange, fixed income and commodities. Member of the board of SG’s pension fund, he was in charge of asset allocation.

Philippe Ithurbide started his career as teacher/researcher. For more than 20 years he taught at several universities, in Bordeaux in particular, and at HEC Paris. He also gave lectures in Spain, in Colombia, in the US… He published theoretical papers on international finance and books such as “The economic status of gold”, or “French firms and foreign exchange risk: dollar versus EMS”.

Philippe Ithurbide holds a PhD in International Economics and Finance from the University of Bordeaux. He is, amongst other activities, member of the Scientific Council of “AMF” (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), the French regulator, member of the board of “OEE”, (L’Obervatoire de l’Epargne Européenne), an institution monitoring the European Savings, and in charge of the Asset Management working group at Finance Innovation, (Paris-Europlace), which recently published (February 2015) a book entitled “L’innovation au centre des mutations de la gestion d’actifs (Innovation at the center of asset management industry transformations).