Asset management firm La Française has appointed Guillaume Cadiou (pictured) as chief executive officer and member of the executive board.
The firm said Cadiou will assist Patrick Rivière, chairman of the executive board, in managing all of La Française Group’s activities and will work on the creation of the multi-boutique asset management business line, dedicated to third parties of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale.
Rivière said: “I am very happy and proud to welcome Guillaume to the management team. He will bring a fresh and complementary perspective and will allow us to benefit from his rich experience in the public, industrial and financial sectors. In my mind, Guillaume has all the skills to support this formidable and ambitious project going forward.”
The firm said this appointment confirms the ambitions of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, announced in September 2022, to fast-track the creation of a powerful asset management business line, which along with La Française Group would bring all the management structures of the Bancassurance group under a multi-boutique model.
The firm intends to become a major player in the French asset management landscape, representing €166bn in assets under management, located throughout Europe, active in Asia, and offering a wide range of expertise including listed assets, real assets, and alternative management.
Cadiou said: “I am delighted to join La Française and ready to take up this new challenge within Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, a benefit corporation whose values are dear to me. My priority will be to help to cultivate the most efficient organisation and to ensure the rapid rise of this new French asset management champion, as well as to showcase the renowned expertise of the group’s various management companies.”
Cadiou’s LinkedIn profile indicates a lengthy list of roles within the finance sector in France. He was inter-ministerial delegate for business restructuring to the ministers for the economy and employment from October 2020 to February 2023. He also served as a board member of ICA between April and November 2020, Kepler Cheuvreux between September 2018 and November 2020, and Séché Environnement between April 2015 and November 2020.