18 & 19  November 2021
Virtual Conference

Speakers at the Investment Management Forum 2021 include:


Naïm Abou-Jaoudé

Chief Executive Officer, Candriam

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is the Chief Executive Officer of Candriam, a $140bn global multi-specialist asset manager and a recognized leader in Sustainable Investing. He is also the Chairman of New York Life Investments International, in charge of the global development for New York Life Investments, a $560bn asset manager.

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé has spent his entire career in the asset management industry, starting at Transoptions Finance (a Crédit Agricole company) in 1990. Between 1996 and 1999, he led the investment management of the Equity and Derivatives department at Alfi Gestion and UBS Asset Management.

From 2000 to 2006, he was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of alternative investments at Dexia Asset Management, Candriam’s predecessor. He was then named Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2007, and member of its parent company’s Executive Committee (Dexia SA).


Naïm Abou-Jaoudé steered the acquisition of the company by New York Life Investments in 2014, and the creation of “CANDRIAM”, which stands for “Conviction AND Responsibility In Asset Management”.

In addition to his role as CEO of Candriam, he was appointed Chairman of New York Life Investments International in September 2015, leading the activities and development of New York Life Investments' business outside the USA.

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (IEP-Sciences Po) and holds a master's degree in Economics and Finance from Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas.