BNP Paribas names Amblard, global head, fixed income trading and quantitative research

Source: BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Amblard as Global Head of Fixed Income Trading and Quantitative Research.

This appointment is part of a strategic plan to strengthen the business' global trading platform and to continue to expand its client franchise across all markets. Guillaume is based in London and reports to Frederic Janbon, Global Head of Fixed Income.

Guillaume has worked at BNP Paribas since 1990, most recently as Global Head of Interest Rate & Foreign Exchange Trading. In addition to his current role, Guillaume will take on additional responsibility for the Structured Credit, Credit Arbitrage and Flow Credit Trading teams, as well as BNP Paribas' industry-recognised Quantitative Research group.

Previously, Guillaume held various positions in quantitative research, exotic trading, inflation and vanilla option trading in Tokyo, London and New York.

Guillaume's appointment comes as BNP Paribas Fixed Income looks to greatly enhance the effectiveness of its global trading platform. This will allow the bank to leverage its best risk management methods and tools across the teams and to create an environment for more consistent front office IT development. More broadly, the bank aims to exploit its strong quantitative traditions and reputation as a pioneer in derivatives and hybrids, to expand both its client franchise and market share.

Last week, BNP Paribas announced its estimated full-year results, which saw a rise in net income of 7% to €7.8billion, a record for the Group.

Commenting on this strategic appointment, Frederic Janbon said: "Over the past few years, Guillaume has built a world class trading platform for Interest Rate and FX products, achieving very impressive results during 2007, not only in terms of revenues and client franchise, but also in product innovation and risk management. We are confident that with his experience and expertise, he will help propel the bank forward as a global fixed income leader."

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