Candriam has appointed Tanja Bender as branch manager for Germany and Austria.
Bender will be responsible for expanding the European asset manager in both countries and will report to Renato Guerriero, global head of Distribution. She succeeds Achim Gilbert, who will be taking on new tasks at Candriam after 14 years.
She joined Candriam in 2018 as a senior client relationship manager and has since supported the company in expanding its business with distributors and institutional customers.
Previously, Bender was co-country head at Métropole Gestion and in this function responsible for business development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before that, she worked as a sales and relationship manager at Oppenheim Asset Management, Crédit Suisse Asset Management and Commerzbank.