France is the fourth largest fund market in Europe harboring significant potential for further growth. Alongside its partnership with Hexagone, Vontobel Asset Management is broadening its client coverage in the intermediary market by establishing a presence in the country.
Thibault is a senior client professional with 25 years of industry experience, strong local client relationships and deep knowledge of the French market. He joins us from Hexagone Finance where he was responsible for French wholesale clients. His prior positions include Head of Wholesale Distribution for France, Belgium and Luxembourg at Aviva Investors France and Head of Sales at Mirabaud Asset Management where he led the firm’s business development in France. Before that, he was Head of Institutional Sales at Deutsche Asset Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Université Panthéon Assas.
"The quality of our investment funds have been well received by French institutional and wholesale clients. Now, it is time to take the next step and demonstrate our long-term commitment to French clients by investing in a dedicated sales team and a physical presence to expand client access in this important market," said Francesco Tarabini Castellani, Head of Sales EMEA.
Commenting on his appointment, Thibault Amand said: “I am truly excited about joining Vontobel and contributing to the exceptional growth the team has achieved in the region already.”
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