Zurich, 8 November 2018 – M&G Investments, a leading international asset manager, has appointed Manuele de Gennaro as Managing Director of its Swiss business. De Gennaro will succeed Micaela Forelli, who moves to Luxembourg to become M&G’s Head of European Distribution.

De Gennaro joined M&G’s team in Zurich in 2015 as Institutional Sales Director for Switzerland, having previously worked at Aberdeen Investments and Credit Suisse. In his new role, he will lead a 9-strong team and will also become Chair of the Board of M&G Switzerland.

Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks, Global Head of Distribution for M&G, says: “Manuele’s exceptional expertise in both institutional investment and private banking made him the ideal choice to lead our growing Swiss team, as we expand our offerings of funds and strategies through our Luxembourg platform.”

De Gennaro’s announcement completes a series of senior appointments to build the M&G team looking after Swiss clients.

Pascal Buschor has joined M&G’s team in Zurich as Head of the Wholesale business. He will be responsible for developing and strengthening M&G’s wholesale business and client relationships in Switzerland. With 17 years’ experience in the Swiss financial industry, he previously worked at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Credit Suisse and UBS.

Mersiha Jans has also joined the Zurich team earlier this year as Business Development Manager for the Institutional market. Prior to joining M&G, Mersiha worked in client-facing roles at Franklin Templeton, European Value Partners and Credit Suisse.

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