F&C Thames River adds to German team

F&C Thames River has strengthened its German wholesale distribution capabilities in Germany with a senior hire from Invesco Asset Management.

The London-headquartered asset manager has recruited Guido Hansmeyer (pictured) as head of wholesale distribution in the country.

At Invesco Asset Management, Hansmeyer was a senior sales manager in Frankfurt.

Before that, he was director at WestLB Mellon Asset Management in Düsseldorf.

He has also worked at SEB Bank AG and BHW Invest in Frankfurt.

Matthew Sethard-Wright, international sales director, said: “Guido brings more than a decade of experience in the investment industry to F&C Thames River, which will help us drive forward our business in Germany.

“This is key market for us and we believe that we are well positioned to reinforce our collaboration with existing clients and develop new relationships with German IFAs, banks, family offices and wealth managers.”

The F&C group has been actively distributing in Germany and has five staff in the country serving institutional clients, and now two on the wholesale side including for funds of funds.

The company is also particularly active on the corporate governance front, holding sometimes robust discussions with listed companies about issues such as remuneration, board membership and structure, and their stance regarding paying enticements to win business.

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