BNP Paribas Asset Management Announces New Leadership Team in the USA

  • Johanna Lasker appointed CEO of BNPP AM USA
  • Amanda Raynor appointed Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA

NEW YORK--()--BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) today announces the appointments of Johanna Lasker and Amanda Raynor, respectively, CEO of BNPP AM USA and Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA, with effect from 1 January 2021.

Johanna Lasker will be responsible for BNPP AM’s strategy, leadership, governance and regulatory matters. She will assume this role alongside her current responsibilities as the head of the Official Institutions Group. Johanna will continue to report to Sandro Pierri, Head of BNPP AM’s Global Client Group, and will report locally to José Placido, CEO of CIB Americas. She replaces Daniel Klein, who will be returning to Europe after five years as CEO and four years as Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA.

Johanna will be supported by Amanda Raynor, who is appointed Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA in addition to her current role as COO of BNPP AM USA. As part of her new role, Amanda will support Johanna with direct local oversight of legal, finance and control functions.

José Placido, CEO of BNP Paribas CIB Americas, comments:

“With these appointments, I am confident that BNPP AM USA’s operations will continue to develop in North America with the one-firm spirit that Daniel implemented, a client first and results driven approach. I look forward to working with Johanna and Amanda in their new roles.”

Sandro Pierri, Global Head of Client Group, BNPP AM, added:

“Johanna and Amanda’s appointments are testament to our culture of promoting talented professionals within our teams. Their deep knowledge of the asset management industry, the strengths of their client relationships and their drive for excellence will be instrumental in developing our business further.”


Johanna joined the New York office of Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, a predecessor of BNP Paribas Asset Management, in 1997. From 2004 she focused on the official institutions business (central banks, supranationals and sovereign wealth funds), eventually being appointed head of the official institutions team globally. Johanna was responsible for growing the official institutions sector business globally and ensuring the group was meeting client needs.

Amanda joined Harbor Capital Management in Boston in 1997, moving to Fortis Investments in 2002 when Harbor was acquired by Fortis. She was appointed COO of Fortis in 2008 and subsequently became COO of BNPP AM when Fortis was acquired by BNPP AM. Her responsibilities include managing operations and information technology, supporting the strategic development of the franchise, facilitating communication with our global locations and representing the firm with industry organizations, regulators and clients.

About BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors. It has a broad range of skills in four investment divisions: Equities, Fixed Income, Private Debt & Real Assets, and Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS). Sustainability is at the heart of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making process, making an active contribution to energy transition, environmental protection and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth. Its aim is to achieve long-term sustainable investment returns for its clients. BNP Paribas Asset Management has assets under management of EUR 445 billion* (as at 30 September 2020), with more than 500 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 71 countries.

* EUR 598 billion of assets under management and advisory as at 30 September 2020

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About BNP Paribas in the USA

BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs close to 14,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. Bank of the West serves over 2 million individuals and small & businesses through a network of around 600 branches and business centers. Large corporate and institutional clients are serviced by BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking franchise that has a presence in the main US cities, in addition to a global reach through a network of offices in EMEA and APAC. The bank also offers asset management services through BNP Paribas Asset Management as well as Real Estate and Fleet Services through partnerships.

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