Philippe Ithurbide is Head of Global Research, Strategy and Analysis at Amundi Asset Management. Since 2006, Philippe has worked at la Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (Montréal). A member of the board and of the asset allocation committee he was, in turn, Premier Vice President in charge of fixed income, currency and credit from 2007 to 2009, and of multiasset class overlay strategy subsequently. He was previously in charge of strategic investment in the fixed income and credit division. Prior to that he worked for Societe Generale (SG Corporate and Investment Bank) from 1991 to 2006 as Head of Research in currency and fixed income, having joined as Chief Economist. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Economist at the Manufacturers Hanover Bank after three years in the same role at the Banque Française de Commerce Extérieur (BFCE).
Philippe Ithurbide started his career as teacher/researcher at the Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Recherche Économiques (part of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)) in 1982. For more than 20 years he taught at several universities, in Bordeaux in particular, and more recently, between 2000 and 2005, at HEC Paris.