Cedric Scholtes

Co-Head Inflation, Rates Committee Chair, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Cedric is Co-Head of the Inflation Team and Chair of the Rates Committee.  He is responsible for the growth and development of inflation strategies, and is the lead portfolio manager for US inflation-linked bond portfolios, as well as US Treasury portfolios.  Cedric chairs the Rates Committee, which is composed of specialists from different fixed income product groups, who are charged with generating alpha in sovereign, derivative and inflation markets for implementation across applicable portfolios.  Cedric joined FFTW, a predecessor of BNP Paribas Asset Management, in 2006 as a portfolio manager and is based in New York.

Cedric joined the firm from the Treasury trading desk at Goldman Sachs, where his responsibilities included taking proprietary positions and market-making in index-linked markets, as well as enhancing the desk’s analytical capabilities. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Cedric spent five years at the Bank of England, two of which were spent on secondment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the Bank of England, Cedric spent two years in the foreign exchange division, helping to manage the UK Treasury’s foreign exchange reserves. Prior to that, he worked as a research economist within the monetary analysis division, researching fixed income markets. Cedric has published articles on nominal and inflation-linked debt markets in Bank of England, BIS and IMF periodicals, as well as RiskBooks.

Cedric has 18 years of investment experience. He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MA/BA in Economics from Cambridge University.