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José Luis Jiménez Guajardo-Fajardo 

Chief Investment Officer at MAPFRE 


José Luis Jiménez was born in Madrid in 1968 and is an Economics graduate from the Universidad Complutense. He has a diploma from the London School of Economics and attended the Global Senior Management Programme (GSMP) at the IE Business School and  Chicago Graduate School of Business. Finally, he attended also the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at Oxford Said Business School. 


Jose Luis began his professional career as an economist in the Research Department of Caja Madrid before joining Skandia Vida as a Chief Economist. He later became Chief Investment Officer at SkandiaLink in the European and Latin America Division- first in Madrid and then in Paris. Finally, he became Head of Asset Allocation at Skandia Investment Group - Skandia’s global investment arm - based in the United Kingdom. José Luis joined March A.M., the boutique asset manager of Banca March, as CEO in 2009 returning to Spain. 


Finally, he moved to MAPFRE as Chief Investment Officer in September 2015, where he is in charge of the Investment Unit.  

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


Founder and Chairman of the Group of Boutique Asset Managers (GBAM): an international network of specialized asset managers with more than 17 members Worldwide.  

José Luis Jiménez has combined his professional work with lecturing in Macroeconomics at the IE Business School. 

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.

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