David Hanratty has been named as head of both UK and Ireland distribution and its global strategic partners group, bringing the roles together “in recognition of the increasingly common characteristics of these business segments and the importance of London as a centre for strategy selection for global platforms and institutional consultants.”
Hanratty will relocate from Dublin to London as a result of his new role that to run a team of nine, some of who will remain in Dublin, that will cover the institutional and wholesale distribution activities for the UK and Ireland business.
He will combine this with running the global strategic partners group, a team of six spread across London, Singapore and New York, to develop strategic partnerships by working with the head offices and centralised fund selection teams of global distributors.
Commenting on David’s appointment, Sandro Pierri, head of Western Europe & international said: “We have a major commitment to UK and Ireland; we know there is work to be done convincing the market we are dedicated to being a significant player but the creation of a major investment centre in London last year is proof of our commitment.
“This alongside our major investment hub in Dublin gives us a unique investment offer to the two markets. David’s appointment and our plans to supplement the team with several important hires is further evidence of our commitment to be around for the long term and to strive to be successful.”