Henderson appoints global head of distribution
Henderson Global Investors has recruited Phil Wagstaff as global head of distribution in a move to strengthen the company's sales, marketing and client service activities. He will join the company in January 2012, subject to FSA approval.
Wagstaff has more than 25 years' asset management experience and a long track record in leading global sales and distribution, having held senior distribution roles at Gartmore, New Star, M&G and other major asset management firms.
He will lead the company's global distribution teams across retail, institutional and hedge funds, coordinating global sales channels, developing client services and ensuring that products are aligned with the company's strategy.
Reyl AM strengthens fixed income team
Reyl Asset Management has appointed Gilles Pradère as senior fund manager. Previously with Calyon in London, Pradère will help the company expand its fixed income offering.
Stéphane Decrauzat, head of fixed income, said fixed income investment was facing new challenges and opportunities. "Many uncertainties remain, yet we are convinced the most attractive opportunities over the next few years lie in corporate bonds, convertible bonds and strategies that are uncorrelated from market trends," he said.
Pradère began his career in 1990 at BNP Paribas managing fixed income arbitrage activities, before joining Pictet Asset Management in 2001 as a senior investment manager responsible for euro and dollar investments and global bonds. He moved to London in 2007 to develop Calyon's proprietary trading activities in its fixed income division.
Pioneer Investments hires sales manager for Spain & Portugal
Pioneer Investments has appointed Begoña Gomez as sales manager to its sales team for Spain and Portugal.
She will work closely with Almudena Mendaza, senior sales manager. Both will be responsible for distribution channel activities in the two countries.
She will report to José Castellano, head of Iberia, North America offshore and Latin American markets.
Previously, Gomez was distribution sales manager with Amundi Asset Management. Before that, she worked for Credit Agricole Asset Management and Arcalia.
Hermes REIML hires asset manager
Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited has appointed Stephen Ellis as an asset manager overseeing a portfolio of industrial and regional office properties.
Previously, Ellis was a director at Jones Lang LaSalle responsible for advising clients on industrial, regional office and nationwide portfolios. Before joining JLL, he was a fund manager at Royal & SunAlliance.