BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announced the appointment of industry veteran Neil Johnson as Head of US Institutional Business Development. Based in New York, Neil will report to CEO Daniel Klein as he leads BNPP AM’s US business development strategy with asset owners in all market segments and assists the firm with its US product strategy.
Daniel Klein, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Asset Management, North America, said: “Neil brings a wealth of experience to this position, having worked for both asset managers and investment consulting firms. He has significant experience building relationships with institutional investors and developing solutions to meet their organizations’ investment needs.
“He also has a background in sustainable and responsible research and investing, an important component of BNPP AM’s corporate culture and investment processes”, Klein added.
Neil Johnson is no stranger to the financial industry, joining BNP Paribas Asset Management from RobecoSAM, where he was Executive Director, Head of Sales US, as well as Head of Global Clients and Marketing, and a member of the Executive Committee for a total of seven years
Prior to RobecoSAM, Neil was Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management for 4 years, where he was responsible for sales and service of Credit Suisse’s investment strategies to National Accounts and CS hedge fund strategies to hedge funds of funds.
At AIG Global Investment Group (Vice President) and Neuberger Berman (Director), where he spent over 5 years in each company, Neil Johnson was also responsible for sales and service of a wide range of investment strategies to all US market segments and consultants.
Neil is a CFA Charter holder with experience in traditional fixed income and equity as well as alternative strategies. He began his investment career as a consultant for SEI and Hamilton & Company.
BNP Paribas was recently in the news for partnering with New York-based market maker GTS with the goal of providing its clients with deeper liquidity in U.S. Treasuries.
Earlier in 2017, BNP Paribas has appointed former Barclays Guillermo Felices as Senior Market Strategist. During the summer, the bank was fined by the Federal Reserve for its brokers’ unethical behavior during the so-called forex scandal that engulfed some of the biggest banks in the world; JP Morgan Chase, RBS Scotland, Citigroup, and Barclay’s were just some of the banks implicated.