Frederic Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional and Sovereign Clients, joined Amundi in 2009. He is as well founder of the SWF Research Initiative. Formerly, he oversaw Corporate Equity Derivatives within Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Banking in New York and Paris. During his tenure, he developed and implemented the first international leveraged employee share purchase program, a technology now used widely among French companies. He has advised the French Government on different areas (employee investing mechanisms, market regulation, etc.) and has a long track record of innovation at the crossroads of finance and government policy.