Following the completion of the acquisition of Lyxor Asset Management, Amundi today unveiled new ambitions during a press conference, in two key areas of expertise: passive investment and liquid alternative investments.
Valérie Baudson, CEO of Amundi, commented: “The Lyxor acquisition is another important step in the deployment of Amundi’s strategy. It elevates Amundi to the 1st position of European ETF providers and enriches our active management offering with a leading position in liquid alternative assets. The key managers of these two businesses have been appointed. Amundi is fully prepared to be the reference partner on these areas of expertise for both retail and institutional clients in Europe and in Asia, and thus to pursue its growth in two promising markets”.
Lionel Paquin, CEO of Lyxor, added: “Lyxor is joining Amundi with a remarkable business momentum across all franchises and fully committed to new and ambitious development goals. Driven by a unique pioneering spirit which they have always shared, Amundi and Lyxor teams will now be working as one to build for their clients an even stronger and more innovative leader”.