Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has named Jesús Ruiz de las Peñas as head of business development for Spain and Portugal.
De las Peñas will report to Marisa Aguilar, who works as general managing director for Iberia.
He has more than 20 years’ financial experience, and during his tenure, he has mainly focused on areas including analysis performance, management and asset allocation.
De las Peñas joins AllianzGI from Santander Private Banking, where he worked as head of investment for the past four years, leading a team of 40 investment professionals. He previously worked for the Spanish banking group Banesto (absorbed by Santander in 2012) where he held the post of head of investment for the bank’s asset management division.
He started his career as a fundamental equity analyst, working during eight years for various companies, including BBVA Bolsa or Venture Finanzas.