La Française, a multi-expertise asset management group, has strengthened its governance structure and announces the arrival of Guillaume Cadiou as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Board of La Française Group.
Guillaume Cadiou is starting in his role today and will be based in Paris. He will assist Patrick Rivière, Chairman of the Executive Board, in managing all of La Française Group’s activities and will work (side by side with Eric Charpentier, Deputy Chief Executive Office of CIC and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse Régionale de Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe) on the successful creation of the multi-boutique asset management business line, dedicated to third parties, of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale.
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. It would therefore become a major player in the French Asset Management landscape, representing €166 billion in assets under management (as of 31/12/2022), located throughout Europe, active in Asia, and offering a wide range of expertise including listed assets, real assets, and alternative management.
“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”.Patrick Rivière, Chairman of the Executive Board of La Française Group.
“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.Guillaume Cadiou, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of La Française Group.
His professional background
Guillaume Cadiou was inter-ministerial delegate for business restructuring to the ministers for the economy and employment from October 2020 to February 2023.
He is 46 years old and a graduate of the École Polytechnique (2000), the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (2003), and the Collège des Ingénieurs (2003). He began his career in the budget department and then moved to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Director to the office of Patrick Devedjian, minister under the Prime Minister responsible for implementing the Recovery Plan. Guillaume then joined the Imerys group in 2011, where he was Director of Strategy and Development and became Managing Director of an operating subsidiary. In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the financial services company Kepler Cheuvreux.