Mirae Asset Global Investments Group has announced the hire of Fredric Niamkey as head of Sales for French Speaking Europe.
As such, Niamkey’s hire will support Mirae’s expanding distribution capabilities in Europe at a time when assets under management have been rising strongly – notably in the firm’s flagship funds, the Mirae Asset Asia Great Consumer Equity Fund and Mirae Asset Asia Sector Leader Equity fund, the latter of which recently celebrated its three year anniversary having strongly outperformed the MSCI Asia Ex Japan Benchmark since inception.
Niamkey joins from Aberdeen Asset Management where he headed up the Aberdeen Geneva office, he was Senior Business Development Manager there since 2009. Prior to that he had held positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management, NICO Sarl, UBS Wealth Management and OVB (Suisse). He also holds the Commercial Business Diploma from Ecoles supérieures de Commerce du canton de Vaud, as well as a number of other industry qualifications. He speaks French and English fluently.
The new hire arrives at time when industry recognition of Mirae Asset has been significant, the most recent award won was presented at the Asian Private Banker Asset Management Awards for Excellence, whose panel chose Mirae Asset as ‘Best Fund Provider – Emerging Market Equity’. The award was decided after Asian Private Banker polled more than 40 key decision-makers of fund selection operations across 29 private banks in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ashley Dale, Chief Marketing Officer and head of International Business Development at Mirae Asset said: “Frederic is a fantastic addition to a rapidly expanding European sales team. His experience and know-how in French speaking European markets will be a valuable asset to our London based team.
“Our Sicav funds are going from strength to strength and I am looking forward to working with Frederic to continue this asset raising momentum.”