Prudential Fixed Income has named Yves Trinquet a managing director, and head of quantitative research, the company announced today. He has also been named co-head of risk management. Prudential Fixed Income is an asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). Trinquet will oversee the development of proprietary yield curve, credit and risk models, along with all aspects of portfolio risk management including risk budgeting, tracking and analysis for portfolios, and for performance analysis, attribution, data integrity and pricing. Trinquet will also serve as co-head of risk management alongside Martin Lawlor, Prudential Fixed Income’s current managing director and head of risk management. He will eventually replace Lawlor, who has announced plans to retire in 2014. Lawlor joined Prudential in 1976. “I’m delighted that Yves has joined the quantitative and risk management teams,” said James Sullivan, head of Prudential Fixed Income. “His experience and knowledge of our business serves to strengthen our quantitative research and risk management investment process as we serve our clients around the world.” Trinquet was most recently a senior portfolio manager at Prudential Fixed Income before leaving the company to spend time with family and serve as a consultant. He has also been head of the Quantitative Research Team for 10 years, where he was instrumental in developing the firm’s relative value hedge platform. He and his team also researched and developed most of the quantitative models and analytical tools currently used to manage Prudential Fixed Income’s portfolios. Earlier, he managed global fixed income portfolios and guaranteed investment contracts for institutional and general account clients. Before joining Prudential in 1989, he was an engineer in underwater robotics for Societe ECA, a global engineering firm. Trinquet received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers in Paris and an MBA from Columbia University.