Head of Quantitative Analysis, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Thomas Heckel has managed the Quantitative Analysis team within BNP Paribas Asset Management since the end of 2013. This includes mainly the following four areas: design of strategies generating alpha, engineering of investment processes, innovation and thought leadership. The team comprises close to 20 quantitative analysts. The team deploys its expertise across different investment teams within BNP Paribas Asset Management in order to benefit from synergies regarding quantitative analysis, to spread the use of good practices over all management capacities and to think out of the box.
Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in quantitative disciplines. He has started to work at both INSEE (French official statistical office) and Banque de France (national central bank) from 1999 to 2007 as a research analyst in economics and short term forecasting. He has then worked in the asset management industry for BNP Paribas Asset Management since 2007. Before taking the lead of the financial engineering team he was in charge of quantitative analysis related to multi assets solutions within this team from 2007 to 2013.
Thomas holds a PhD in Economics and econometrics from Paris VI University. He also graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and the ENSAE, two famous French Engineering Schools (“Grandes Ecoles”). Thomas has published academic articles in several economic journals.