Merian Global Investors (MGI) has promoted Dominik Issler to head of EMEA distribution. In the newly created role, Issler will take on responsibility for distribution across the EMEA markets, with a particular focus on Europe.
This appointment reflects the business's continued commitment to the region after launching its first European office, headed by Issler, in Zurich in 2015. Since then, the business has steadily expanded its presence in Europe through the hiring of regional sales specialists and opening a further office in Milan. In the expanded role, he will work with the regional sales heads to further drive growth and brand awareness in MGI's chosen markets, primarily Iberia, France, Benelux, DACH, Italy and the Nordics.
In addition to the new position, he will continue to oversee distribution in the DACH regions, working alongside specialist Benjamin Huegli who joined the firm in 2017.
Based in Zurich, Issler will report to managing director, distribution, Warren Tonkinson and will join the business's distribution committee with immediate effect.
Issler joined MGI in 2015 as head of DACH distribution. He has 18 years of sales and client service experience in asset management. He joined the business from Martin Currie Investment Management where he was director and regional head based in Switzerland from 2010. Prior to Martin Currie, Issler was CEO Switzerland for ABN AMRO Asset Management. During his career, he has also worked at Schroder Investment Management and State Street Global Advisers.