BNP Paribas AM taps Columbia Threadneedle for head of multi-asset

Maya Bhandari has been appointed global head of multi-asset for BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM), with effect from 1 November, and will be responsible for developing the firm’s multi-asset business.

Bhandari, who will report to Denis Panel, CIO of multi-asset, quantitative & solutions for the firm, joins from Columbia Threadneedle Investments (CTI) where she worked as executive director of its multi-asset portfolio business.

During her time at CTI, Bhandari co-managed a range of global diversified growth strategies, as well as multi-asset income and institutional mandates.

Bhandari will focus on strengthening the firm’s multi-asset investment process and delivering consistent, strong returns for clients.

She will also contribute to BNPP AM research, a core part of its investment approach, as well as to integration of ESG within its multi-asset offering.

Before joining CTI, Bhandari was director for global macro & asset allocation at Citigroup.