Pioneer adds analysts to European equity research team

Pioneer Investments has boosted its European Equity Research team with the appointment of two research analysts.

Nick Aslibekian joins as a health care analyst and Virna Valenti as a financials analyst. Both will be based in Dublin and report to Marco Mencini, head of European & Emerging Market Equity Research.

Mencini said: “Robust performance across our European equity suite has been achieved through rigorous bottom-up analysis of quality companies and insistence on investing in them at the right price. We believe that in-depth knowledge of markets is a critical factor in management of our fundamental research and it is essential to have a strong team of career analysts who are experienced and specialised in specific sectors.”

Aslibekian joins from Standard Life in Edinburgh, where he was investment director with responsibility for the Europe ex UK healthcare sector, as well as managing an institutional mandate. Prior to this, he spent four years at AIB Investment Managers as an analyst covering the pharmaceuticals and telecoms and as lead manager on an ethical portfolio.

Valenti, an Italian national, has more than 20 years’ experience as a research analyst. Prior to her current role, she worked as senior credit analyst and an equity analyst focusing on financials at Pioneer Investments.



Picture: Dublin

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