Head of Global Asset Allocation Research
Monica Defend is Head of Global Asset Allocation Research with 17 years of experience in investments. She joined Pioneer Investments in 1997. Monica is in charge of providing asset allocation recommendations and top down investment strategies at macro area, sector and country level. She leads the Global Asset Allocation Research team implementing a disciplined, risk controlled, systematic and transparent process based on quantitative approach and state of art techniques. Monica has a degree in Social and Economics Sciences (top 3% of the graduating class) from Bocconi University. She holds a Masters degree in Economics from Bocconi University and a Masters degree in Financial Economics from London Business School-Bocconi.