Gauthier's departure will end nearly 18 years with the asset manager, which she first joined in 2000 as a buy-side analyst on European small- and mid-cap equities.
Gauthier had overseen five strategies in the eurozone small and medium companies sector during her tenure. These were the: Amundi Actions PME, Amundi Europe Microcaps, LCL Developpement, SG Actions Euro PME and the Amundi Funds Equity Euroland Small Cap funds.
She had overseen all strategies with fellow Citywire AAA-rated manager Patrice Piade, while Emmanuel Robinet had also worked on the Euroland Small Cap fund. It is understood Piade will remain in place following Gauthier’s departure.
A spokesperson for Amundi confirmed Gauthier was in the process of leaving and Matti, who joined as part of the merger of Amundi and Pioneer, will move from serving as co-head of European small- and mid-caps to take sole responsibility.
Matti has over 20 years of investment experience had been head of European small- and mid-caps for Pioneer Investments prior to the merger. She had also served as head of country strategies since 2007.
In terms of portfolio responsibilities, Matti will run the Amundi Sviluppo, Pioneer Funds European Potential and Pioneer SICAV European Potential funds. It is understood she will continue to run these funds in her new capacity.