Fiera Capital has appointed Kanesh Lakhani as chief executive 0fficer, European Division, effective 16 October 2018, subject to relevant regulatory approval.
Based in London, Lakhani will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm’s overall strategy, new initiatives, hiring, and the firm’s sales and business development activities in Europe. He succeeds Jayne Sutcliffe, president and chief executive officer, European Division of Fiera Capital, and previously of Charlemagne Capital, who oversaw the successful acquisition by Fiera Capital at the end of 2016.
Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Lakhani was managing director, EMEA and Asia Distribution at First State Investments for over seven years. He was responsible for defining the global strategy, developing new product ideas and setting sales priorities in conjunction with the Operating Group, as well as leading the EMEA and Asia (including Japan) institutional and wholesale business. Before that, he spent almost 14 years at State Street Global Advisors, latterly as senior managing director and head of UK and Middle East Business. Prior to this he held senior roles at Barclays Global Investors and Russell.