Until January 2020, Virginie was the CIO at Eastspring Investment, the Asian Asset Management arm of Prudential Plc, based in Singapore. Virginie was responsible for the management and performance of Eastspring full range of investments in Asia including Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Assets solutions, Quantitative Solutions and Alternatives. She also oversaw the trading and the CPM groups.
Over 30 yrs experience in Global Asset mgt, leading and managing investment teams and business for leading blue-chip asset management companies in the UK, the USA and Asia. (Martin Currie, Batterymarch, State Street Research, Clay Finlay, Schroders, PIMCO, Eastspring Prudential). Future of Finance (CFA) Advisory Council Member.
Recognised thought leader in key areas such as global markets outlook, China, as well as key long term themes including ESG, Sustainability, AI, Climate change and Disruption. Frequent public speaker and media commentator.
Recognised early expert on China. Studied (People's university) and worked (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Beijing in 1986.
Active supporter of Diversity. Led the CFA women's network in the UK. Founding member of the Buy -side Bloomberg Women's network in Asia.
Passionate people leader practicing values-based leadership to engage and unite teams and committees while promoting debate.
Achievements and Awards:
Awarded High Commendation for International Woman of the Year by Investment Week in 2019.
Awarded Top Woman in Asset management award (Money management executive, Financial Planning) in 2014. Elected Top Woman in Finance in Europe (Dow Jones-Financial News) in 2008, 09, 11, 12, 14.
1987: First Degree diploma from Renmin University (Beijing) in Political Economy
1986: MBA from ESLCA, Paris. Major in International Affairs
1986: DULCO 1st and 2nd year: Mandarin Chinese, Dauphine University- INALCO. Paris
1982: Baccalaureate B (with Honors)- Economics and Social Sciences