MFS Investment Management, which manages $423bn (€376.7bn) in assets as at 30 April, has announced the appointment of Alberto Martinez Pelaez as sales director for Iberia.
Martinez Pelaez will have joint responsibility for the region, working in partnership with Carlos Aparicio, who joined the firm in 2011 and was promoted to sales director in September 2015. They are supported by Carla Garcia de Leaniz, senior sales representative, based in London.
Based in MFS’ Madrid office, both sales directors report to Matthew Weisser, managing director, head of European wholesale distribution for MFS International.
With over ten years in the industry, Martinez Pelaez joins MFS from Natixis Global Asset Management, where he spent almost five years working as a senior sales manager covering the Spanish market.
Prior to that, he worked at Banco Popular Bolsa as a portfolio manager and at Invesco as a client services officer. He began his investment career in 2006 working in the hedge funds risk analyst department of Daiwa Securities in London.
“The Iberian region is strategically important for us as we continue to expand our presence across Europe’, said Weisser. “Alberto has extensive experience across all disciplines, including sales and business development, relationship management and portfolio management. I am very pleased that we could attract someone of his calibre, and I am confident that his experience will be invaluable as we deepen our relationships and offer a broader range of investment strategies to our Iberian client base.”
“MFS is very well known for the quality of their investment offering, collaborative culture and long-term approach. All of these values motivated me to undertake this exciting challenge. I am convinced that both the existing Iberian client base and prospective clients can benefit from the broad investment capabilities of the firm,” Martinez Pelaez said.