Monica Defend
Head of Amundi Institute

Head of Amundi Institute

Monica Defend is Head of Amundi Institute.

The division, created to enrich the client dialogue and foster Amundi’s recognition in the industry as a though leader, brings together macro-strategy and quant portfolio strategy research, valuable networking with the academic world, geopolitical analysis and is responsible for conveying Amundi's convictions and its investment recommendations. The team is complemented with core thought leadership, investment insights and publishing expertise to develop high quality contents and tools.

After being a University assistant for the Advanced Econometrics department in Bocconi University, Monica started her carrier in the investment industry in 1997. At Pioneer Investments she was previously Head of Quantitative Research and then Global Head of Asset Allocation Research. At Amundi, prior to her current role, she was Global Head of Group Research.

Monica graduated with full marks at Bocconi University. She holds Masters’ degrees in Economics (Bocconi University) and Financial Economics from the London Business School and Bocconi University. Furthermore, she was selected for the UniCredit Young Talents Program and the Management and Banking Academy, obtaining afterwards an MBA degree at the London Business School.

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