Spanish equity analyst Javier Martín is leaving Metagestión some six months after joining the firm while rumors of sale persist.
Spanish boutique Metagestión, led by Fernando Cifuentes and owned by José Enrique Barreras, could potentially looking for a new buyer.
Martín's departure has been reportedly agreed by the two parties involved and "both the asset manager and himself follow different management styles", said Martín.
Before joining Metagestión, Martín held various roles at different companies. In 2014, he moved from Madrid to New York, where he worked as an equity senior analyst at BlueMar Capital Management. Prior to that, he worked as a financial analyst at A&G Funds. He started his career at Cuatrecasas, first at the banking and insurance department and later at the M&A unit.
Following the exit, Metagestión's management team will be formed by Julián Lirola, Rubén López, and Alfonso Batalla, who also joined the firm around six months ago.
The firm has also announced that it plans to replace Martín's role although they have no hurry. "We work with the aim to continue offering our investors the outcomes that during the last three decades have positioned ourselves as one of the leading independent managers".