Francois Régis BocquerazHead of Sub-Advisory & Fund Hosting at Amundi Asset Management
Based in Paris, Francois Bocqueraz is currently the Head of Sub-Advisory & Fund Hosting, a business unit of Amundi’s Distribution & Wealth division. From April 2018 until November 2020, Mr. Bocqueraz was with Amundi Services in London and Paris, where he led business development activities for the firm’s Fund Hosting franchise. Prior to that, Mr. Bocqueraz worked in New York and London as a Managing Director for Amundi’s Liquid Alternative Investments business, with responsibility for hedge fund selection, Investment & Operational due diligence and fund structuring. Mr. Bocqueraz was appointed in this role in 2010 following the combination of Amundi’s alternative managed account platform and fund of hedge funds units. In 2017 Mr. Bocqueraz also took over FoHF portfolio management activities.
Mr. Bocqueraz initially joined Amundi Investment Solutions in 2005 as a Senior Hedge Fund Analyst and founding member of its alternative investments operations in Paris. In 2007, he moved to New York and became the global head of manager selection. From 2008, he was also the chairman of the firm’s Alternative Investment Committee. Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Bocqueraz was with Lyxor Asset Management in Paris working as a financial engineer in the Alternative Investments department, ultimately becoming the Head of Equity & Event Driven strategies. Prior to Lyxor, he was with Société Générale’s Corporate & Investment Banking division in the bank’s Frankfurt office. There, he started in the Equity Capital Markets unit focusing on equity origination for German small & midcaps. Mr. Bocqueraz hold a Master's degree in Management with a specialisation in Finance from ESCP Europe. He was also awarded a Diplom Kaufmann by the Europäische Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin.