Monica Defend is the Head of Strategy, Deputy Head of Group Research and Macro Strategy with Amundi Asset Management (previously Pioneer Investments), based in the Milan office.
She is responsible for the definition of the Global Financial Outlook and financial market views. The strategy team provide disciplined and integrated views from the Macro Strategy Research team, looking into trends and fluctuations to define short, medium and long term asset class forecasts, highlighting key investment themes.
Monica has been working in the investments industry since 1997. Prior to her current role, she was Global Head of Asset Allocation Research and previously Head of Italian Quantitative Research.
Monica has a degree and a Master’s degree in Economics, both from Bocconi University (Milan), a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from London Business School/Bocconi and an MBA from the Young Talents Unicredit Programme with LBS.