JPMAM bolsters international ETF business with four new appointments

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has made four new appointments to its International ETF business.

Simone Ishikawa has been appointed a sales strategist. Based in London, Ishikawa will be responsible for developing distribution plans for the International ETF business to focus and direct sales teams’ efforts and priorities. She joined from JPMorgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank earlier this year where she was a business manager for UK cross-asset and EMEA equities heads of Sales. Prior to this, Ishikawa held various roles at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Ishikawa reports to Bryon Lake, head of International ETFs at JPMAM.

Alfred Le Léon has been appointed head of ETF Distribution for France. Based in Paris, Le Léon will be focused on developing key ETF relationships across JPMAM’s client base. He brings a wealth of experience in both ETF product adoption and the overall ETF ecosystem. Le Léon joins from Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for selling the Xtrackers ETF range to asset managers, intermediaries and institutional clients. He started in the ETF industry as an ETF product specialist at HSBC in London. Le Léon starts with immediate effect and reports to Olivier Paquier, head of Continental Europe ETF Distribution at JPMAM.

Álvaro Quirós has joined JPMAM’s International Beta Product team as a product specialist. Based in London, Quirós will focus on product strategy and the development of ETFs alongside other vehicles. He previously was part of the ETF product development team at Xtrackers (Deutsche Asset Management), where he worked on the idea generation for new launches and the enhancement of the Xtrackers range. Quirós starts with immediate effect and reports to John Harrington, head of International Beta and ETF Product at JPMAM.

Sean Cunningham has been appointed head of Asia ETFs. A newly created role, Cunningham will be based in Hong Kong and will be responsible for driving the growth of the firm’s ETF business across the region. In developing JPMAM’s overall Asia ETF strategy, Cunningham will partner with distribution, client service and investment teams to identify opportunities in the growing ETF product categories in Asia as well as serve existing clients across the firm’s Beta Strategies business. The role will be effective as of 1 October 2018.

JP Morgan Asset Management’s global ETF suite features more than 35 product offerings with approximately $12bn in assets under management as of September 2018.

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