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From AC/DC to Bad Bunny: we ask MAPFRE AM’s managers about their favorite music

Jun 20, 2024

Redacción Mapfre

Redacción Mapfre

For more than two years now, in the Interview of the Month section, we’ve been getting to know the management team at MAPFRE AM in a series of interviews that enable us to learn a little not just about their work and how the perceive the markets but also who they are as people – what hobbies they enjoy, what their favorite food or travel destination is, and what music they like In celebration of European Music Day this Friday, June 21, we’ve compiled a Spotify playlist featuring the favorite artists and songs that the protagonists of the MAPFRE AM interviews have given us, and there’s a little bit of everything in there – classical, rock 'n' roll, Latin, alternative… This is the music that is passionate about our professionals, who show that managing large portfolios successfully and rigorously is not afraid to wear helmets and disconnect with fear. Look out for the Bonus Track! You can listen to the whole playlist in this link.

Álvaro Anguita, CEO of MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I have a problem here, I’m really conflicted... I can spend a week listening to Puccini and then switch in a heartbeat to AC/DC, with a little bit of American country and 90's Spanish pop along the way

Interview of the month with Álvaro Anguita

Javier Lendines, General Manager of MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Interview of the month with Javier Lendines

Eduardo Ripollés, Institutional Business Development Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

My taste goes from Meat Loaf to Coldplay to Joaquín Sabina.

Interview of the month with Eduardo Ripollés

Raquel Arteaga, Head of Risk Management at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

Queen.

Interview of the month with Raquel Arteaga

Patrick Nielsen, Deputy General Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favourite music group?

My musical taste is becoming more and more classic and diverse. The great baroque composers, medieval music, romantic composers, recent composers. I also listened to a lot of rock in my youth (I was in a band and participated in a radio show in the eighties), so for nostalgia's sake I'm going to mention Joy Division because it had a huge impact on me.

Interview of the month with Patrick Nielsen

Carlos de Ancos, Fixed Income Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I don't have any real favorite group and the music I listen to depends on the mood I’m in and what’s going on. From the pop and rock of the 80s and 90s, through to the English music that my close, music-loving friend Samuel introduced me to as a teenager, to more commercial and current music that I listen to with my daughters. Can’t forget the “pachanga” either, which is a must at any party or celebration.

Interview of the month with Carlos de Ancos

Cristina Benito, Discretionary Portfolio Management Equities Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I don’t really have a favorite group – it all depends on the moment, but I really like 90s Spanish pop music.

Interview of the month with Cristina Benito

Manuel Rodríguez López de Coca, Equities Manager for Collective Investment Institutions and Pension Funds at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I’d say Los Secretos and Joaquín Sabina, but lately I’m really into Manuel Turizo, Quevedo and Bad Bunny.

Interview of the month with Manuel Rodríguez López de Coca

David Iturralde, Fixed Income Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I really like Los Suaves, Extremoduro, Loquillo, and Sabina, who have great lyrics. I’d also pick AC/DC, Metallica and Guns rock 'n' Roses.

Interview of the month with David Iturralde

Thomas Nugent, European Equities Manager and MAPFRE AM Good Governance Fund Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

I’d recommend the latest by el último disco de Jorge Drexler

Interview of the month with Thomas Nugent

Luis García, Equity Portfolio Manager and MAPFRE AM Behavioral Fund Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

Joaquín Sabina, by a long shot.

Interview of the month with Luis García

Javier Miralles, Equities Manager and Fondmapfre Bolsa Iberia Fund Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

If I have to go with just one, I’d say Don Adolfo Cabrales Mato (aka: Fito), both in Platero and his current group, Los Fitipaldis.

Interview of the month with Javier Miralles

Carmen Mondéjar, Head of Fixed Income Investments

  • Your favorite music group?

Depends on my modo – I can go from listening to Imagine Dragons to Frank Sinatra, via classical music, all in the same day.

Interview of the month with Carmen Mondéjar

María Torres de Becerril, Equities Invesment Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

U2 and Frank Sinatra.

Interview of the month with María Torres de Becerril

Conchi Bravo, Head of Alternative Investments at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

Iron Maiden has been my favorite group since I was a kid – I love Bruce Dickinson’s voice!

Interview of the month with Conchi Bravo

Beatriz Ranea, Fixed Income Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

Bon Jovi.

Interview of the month with Beatriz Ranea

Estanislao del Campo, LATAM Investment Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

It’s tough to pick just one. How about my Top 3? Soda Stereo, Queen and The Killers.

Interview of the month with Estanislao del Campo

César Gimeno, US Equities Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I’m listening to lots of electronic music right now, but two groups I really like are Depeche Mode and Arctic Monkeys.

Interview of the month with César Gimeno

Juan Nozal, Fixed Income Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I’m the kind of guy who picks different music for different moments. I listen to a little bit of everything, from electronic to singer-songwriter music. But if I have to pick just one, I’ll go with Spanish pop music from the 80s.

Interview of the month with Juan Nozal

Paloma Ramos, Financial Risks and Sustainability Manager at MAPFRE AM

  • Your favorite music group?

I dont’ have one standout favorite. I like music from the 80 and 90, which brings back good memories of my younger days!

Interview of the month with Paloma Ramos

Nicole Sophie Gómez, US Equities and Global Multi-asset Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

It’s imposible for me to choose just one – I really like lots of different kinds of music. Lately I’m really enjoying the sound of TOOL.

Interview of the month with Nicole Sophie Gómez

Julián González, Fixed Income Manager

  • Your favorite music group?

Me apasiona toda la música en general y me gustan muchos grupos de estilos diferentes, pero mi música favorita de siempre es el Rock & Roll y diría que Guns and Roses mi grupo favorito.

Interview of the month with Julián González

BONUS TRACK

And last but not least, all of us on the Communication team who prepare the Financial Newsletter every week want to share our favorite songs, and have included them in the Spotify playlist. Daniel Badía's favourite song is Don’t look back in anger, by Oasis, and Marta Pachón's, Livin’ on a prayer, by Bon Jovi. Javier Caamaño highlights París, by Morat and Duki, but admits that any song from Los 40 or Europa FM, such as Vagabundo by Sebastián Yatra or 1000 Cosas by Manuel Turizo or Lola Índigo, is good to sing in the car. 

Thanks for reading us, and now for listening to us too!

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