LEADERSHIP

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé

Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM)

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé serves as the Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM). A multi-boutique third-party asset management business, NYLIM is part of New York Life Investments (NYLI), which oversees more than $600 billion in assets.

Previously, Mr. Abou-Jaoudé was the CEO of Candriam from 2007 to 2023, one of NYLIM’s affiliates. During his tenure as CEO, he guided the company through its 2014 acquisition by New York Life and subsequent rebranding to Candriam. He successfully strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable investing, doubling its assets under management through geographic expansion across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. In addition, under Mr. Abou-Jaoudé's leadership, Candriam further diversified its position through a number of acquisitions and partnerships in the European alternative space, including Kartesia and Tristan Capital Partners.

Today, Candriam is one of the fastest growing players in the European asset management industry. With over 30 years of experience in asset management, Mr. Abou-Jaoudé has held various leadership roles, including Alternative Fund Manager at Credit Agricole and UBS Asset Management, and Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Dexia Asset Management, Candriam's predecessor.

Since 2015, he has chaired New York Life Investment Management International, responsible for expanding the company's activities outside the U.S., and serves on NYLIM's Management Committee.

In June 2021, he was elected President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), representing the €27 trillion European investment management industry.

In 2023, Financial News recognized he as one of the twenty most influential leaders in fund management. 

Mr. Abou-Jaoudé graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and earned a Master's in Economics and Finance from Université Paris II - Panthéon.

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