People Moves Roundup

Schroders gets a new head of private assets, Quoniam gets a new CEO, and more.

Schroders Hires Senior Private Assets Distribution Head

 Schroders has hired Peter Arnold as senior private assets distribution head to drive the firm’s sales effort in this asset class.

Arnold will lead Schroders’ Alternative Sales Unit, which was established last year and focuses on the distribution of Schroders’ private assets investment offering.

He will report to John Troiano, Schroders’ global head of distribution, and Georg Wunderlin, Schroders new global head of private assets, who joined the firm earlier this month.

Arnold was most recently the global head of international fund distribution at Citi, specializing in private debt, real estate, and global infrastructure, where he was responsible for the origination and distribution of third-party private assets products to institutional investors globally. He will join Schroders in early June.

Prior to his 18 years at Citi, Arnold worked at JP Morgan, UBS, and Societe Generale.

CEO and Co-founder Helmut Paulus Leaves Quoniam for Personal Reasons

Managing Partner and CEO Helmut Paulus has decided to leave Quoniam Asset Management for personal reasons after more than 20 years of service.

Paulus is one of the co-founders of the company. In his time as CEO, he helped increase assets under management to more than $33 billion by gaining the trust of institutional investors and by facilitating the stable and successful growth of the organization into a partner-run business that now employs 130 people at its offices in Frankfurt and London.

Paulus’ last day is June 30. Nikolaus Sillem will become the new CEO. Sillem served for many years as a member of the company’s supervisory board, stepping down in March 2019, and headed up Union Investment’s institutional business.

Quoniam will continue to operate as a partner-run quantitative asset manager with a focus on major institutional investors in Germany and abroad.

Insight Investment Names Jennifer Babsin Head of North American Marketing

 Insight Investment announced that Jennifer Babsin has joined the company as head of marketing, North America. Babsin will lead all North American marketing programs as Insight continues to leverage its liability driven investment (LDI), fixed income, and multi-asset capabilities.

“Jennifer is a skilled industry veteran with an impressive track record of developing and executing campaigns that help institutional and intermediary clients make well-informed decisions.,” said Jack Boyce, head of distribution for North America.

Babsin most recently held the role of head of US marketing and communications, and global strategic marketing director at Man Group, where she guided firm-wide marketing strategy and activity.

Cohen & Steers Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Zettl has joined Cohen & Steers as senior vice president, head of global marketing and chief marketing officer. Bringing more than 25 years of financial services experience, Zettl will lead strategic marketing initiatives for all client channels and platforms worldwide.

“Paul’s experience in building global investment brands will be crucial in extending the firm’s position as a leading manager of listed real assets and alternative income,” said Todd Glickson, executive vice president, head of marketing, product and corporate strategy.

 Zettl comes to Cohen & Steers from T. Rowe Price, where he most recently served as group vice president, head of product marketing and offer management. In this role, he oversaw product marketing and offer management for the US intermediary business.


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