WHAT IS MAPFRE'S PEOPLE SAYING IN THE MEDIA ... 

MAPFRE is the benchmark insurer in the Spanish market and leader in the Automobile, Homeowners and Business lines, among others, with more than 7 million clients, around 11,000 employees in Spain and roughly 3,000 branches distributed throughout the country, which offer personalized advice to its clients. In 2020, premiums in Spain exceeded EUR 6.86 billion.

 

MAPFRE Group has a presence on five continents, is ranked as the leading multi-national insurer in Latin America and ranked sixth in Europe in Non-Life by premium volume. The Group has close to 34.000 employees and reported 2020 full year revenue of almost EUR 25.5 billion. It has a Solvency II ratio of 201% and financial strength rating affirmed by S&P at A+ .

 

MAPFRE AM is the asset management business of the MAPFRE Group.

With more than 30 years of experience, MAPFRE AM has over EUR 57 billion in assets under management across asset classes.

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JOSÉ LUIS JIMÉNEZ GUAJARDO-FAJARDO 

Group Chief Investment Officer at MAPFRE                        Biography

Active in the financial industry since 1990, Jose Luis has been Group CIO at MAPFRE since 2015.

 

In his role he provides input not only into the fund manufacturing business of MAPFRE AM, but also is involved in investment decisions as they relate to the broader group's insurance business, and in responding to requirements of the MAPFRE Foundation

With a background spanning macroeconomic analysis through to boutique asset management of specialists assets, Jose Luis is well placed to provide comment across asset classes and investment vehicle types, as well as give views on broader market trends.

The CESGA certification of senior executives and our management teams demonstrates how the asset management industry could adopt common standards of knowledge and understanding when considering ESG factors in analysis. It also underpins MAPFRE’s on-going efforts to implement rigorous methodologies when analysing companies from an ESG perspective.” (Institutional Asset Manager)

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ALBERTO S. MATELLÁN PINILLA 

Chief Economist at MAPFRE Investments                            Biography

With more than 20 years in asset management, ESG integration, economics research and asset allocation, Alberto is responsible for the Economic Research department for investments, and for SRI strategy and ESG issues for the Group. 

He designed and set up two SRI products for MAPFRE AM - the Inclusion Responsable and Good Governance Funds - and acts to connect academic, research and sales areas for investment products. This includes links to the Universities of Siena, Cranfield, Salamanca, Comillas. 

Alberto is an effective public speaker and lecturer, with media exposure experience and the ability to communicate complex issues and investment views to a diverse audience. He provides weekly input into MAPFRE AM's communication with investor clients on macroeconomic and ESG related issues.

"Investors should not feel tempted to make changes to their portfolios because of any inflation noise and should wait until the beginning of the year, when the situation may look a little clearer.He added that price hikes in oil, gas and CO2 emission allowances are volatile and should not be used as the basis for making decisions on investments or monetary policy." (What Investment)

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LUIS GARCÍA ÁLVAREZ

Investment Fund Manager at MAPFRE                                Biography

Having joined MAPFRE AM in 2015, Luis became manager of the Behavioral Fund - a European equity fund generating risk adjusted returns by taking advantage of market inefficiencies caused by investors’ psychological biases.

As a leading spokesperson for MAPFRE AM, Luis is best known for his views on investment in publicly owned European football clubs, and how the investment landscape is shifting in professional sports more generally. His comments have been published internationally across media outlets such as Bloomberg, Citywire, WealthBriefing, City AM, Actuarial Post, Citywire Selector, El País, Forbes. 

 

Luis also hosts a regular podcast in Spanish. La bolsa de deporte is available via platforms such as Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify.

 

In Q4 2021, he received the RankiaPro Award for Fund Manager of the Year.

"There are many funds in Europe that follow and investment philosophy similar to ours, but out portfolio is probably quite different from theirs. Our portfolio is a result of thatsearch for decorrelation" (hhedgenordic.com)

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JONATHAN BOYAR

President, Boyar Research                                                   Biography

The Boyar Value Group has been uncovering value in US stocks since 1975.The business comprises two areas, Boyar Asset Management and Boyar Research, with Jonathan Boyar heading the latter. 

Through a strategic agreement between MAPFRE AM and Boyar AM, Jonathan acts as an investment adviser to the MAPFRE AM US Forgotten Value Fund, a UCITS fund domiciled in Luxembourg that facilitates access to undervalued US stocks trading below their intrinsic value.

Jonathan is already well known in US media for his insights into US public equity. He is a senior contributor to Forbes and features regularly in Barron's as well as hosting The World according to Boyar podcast. He also serves on the advisory board of Investopedia.

“We prefer what we call a businessman's approach to investing in the stock market. We look at companies through the lens of a businessman. We ask 'what would a wise buyer pay to take over the whole business' instead of trying to focus on what the company is earning in this quarter or next year. If we can buy a company with a significant discount on what we perceive as a company's intrinsic value, we will consider it as an investment. Basically, we take a private equity approach to stock market investments, " (Euro Investor)

OTHER MEDIA CONTACTS FROM MAPFRE 

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JUAN FRANCÉS

International Comms. at MAPFRE                                         

Journalist. Financial background. Institutional and Corporate communications. Passion for History.
Currently in charge of International Communications at Spanish global insurer MAPFRE.

I've worked for Porter Novelli PR agency (Madrid); I've been press officer at Spain's Public Administration and Finance Ministries.


In Journalism he worked for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg TV (Madrid, London, and New York City, where he was NYSE's correspondent) and CNBC (Bolsa de Madrid correspondent). He've also been head of the finance unit in now disappeared Punto Radio where he run a daily half-hour show, "Economía y Punto". 

+34 915819168
juanfrances@mapfre.com

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DANIEL BADÍA GONZÁLEZ

Financial and International Comms. at MAPFRE                

After more than twelve years of experience in the economic press, I moved to the field of communication. I directly advised the Secretary of State for the Economy and Business Support and strengthened the team of the Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. Main functions: communication strategy, crisis management, relationship with the media, social networks, speeches and platforms. Now I apply the knowledge acquired at MAPFRE as the Head of Financial Communication.

+34 91 581 63 51
dbadiag@mapfre.com

FORTUNA AMC CONTACTS

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SAM SHELTON
Senior Communications Manager - Fortuna AMC

I’m a freelance public relations consultant with a passion for all things creative. Coming from a background in audio production I found that public relations opened the door for me into other areas of technical work such as video production and video editing.

Having obtained the CFA investment foundations certificate and a CIPR degree level qualification, I'm now focusing on helping boutique asset managers develop their profile and manage their reputation in the UK and throughout Europe.

+44 (0) 754 033 6998

sam@fortunaamc.co.uk

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JONATHAN BOYD
Independant Consultant - Fortuna AMC

My professional background includes 20 years of B2B publishing experience delivering content across digital, print and events platforms in the asset management industry across the UK and Europe, with a further 5 years of corporate and public affairs editorial experience across Japan, Australia, and Canada. My personal background includes living, studying, working in nine countries and bilingualism (English/Swedish). Currently pursuing IMC II.

jonathan@fortunaamc.co.uk

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