Romain has over 25 years’ experience in the industry and joins from Amundi Asset Management where he has been Head of Equities for the last 7 years. Prior to this he spent eleven years at Groupama in a range of senior investment roles culminating as Deputy CEO and CIO.
Romain will report to Bart Grenier, Global Head of Asset Management, and will be a member of Fidelity International’s Global Operating Committee. He joins on 30 April and will be located in London.
Fidelity International’s equity portfolio management teams led by Paras Anand (CIO Equities, Europe), Takashi Maruyama (CIO Equities, Japan) and Tim Orchard (CIO Equities, Asia Pacific ex-Japan) will report into Romain, as will the global equity research function led by Henk-Jan Rikkerink.
Romain replaces Dominic Rossi who announced last year that he would be stepping down in early 2018 to focus on public policy within the business.
Commenting on the appointment, Bart Grenier, Global Head of Asset Management at Fidelity International says: “Romain is an investor with an exceptional track record. He has worked at a global level, running large teams and delivering exceptional performance for many years. Our equities franchise is a significant part of our business and we are passionate about delivering great active returns for our clients. I am delighted to welcome someone of such calibre into the company and I know that our equities franchise will continue to thrive and develop for the benefit of our clients under his leadership.”