Pascal Blanqué is group chief investment officer and a member of the Executive Committee of Amundi. Previously, he headed the third-party distributors business and the institutional business at Amundi. Dr. Blanqué started his career in finance at Paribas and also worked at Crédit Agricole, where he was head of economic research and chief economist. He is an economist and a financial historian whose research interests and academic work focus on monetary issues, the functioning of financial markets, and the philosophical foundations of economics. Dr. Blanqué’s books include Money, Memory and Asset Prices; The Social Economy of Freedom; Philosophy in Economics; Essays in Positive Investment Management; and The Economic and Financial Order. He was named European CIO of the Year 2013 by Funds Europe Magazine and received the Manager Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 from Institutional Investor. Dr. Blanqué graduated from the École normale supérieure and Sciences Po and holds a PhD in finance from Dauphine University.