Pioneer appoints Bailie to head Western Europe and Latin America

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Pioneer Investments has appointed Jon Bailie (pictured) as head of Western Europe and Latin America. In this role, he will lead Pioneer Investments’ distribution efforts for all of Western Europe as well as its growing presence in Latin America.

He will join the firm in April and will report to Sandro Pierri, chief executive officer. He will also be a member of Pioneer Investments’ Management Committee and will be based in London.

Bailie joins from AXA Investment Managers, where he was global head of distribution and member of AXA IM ‘s executive committee. Previously he spent 16 years at Russell Investments, where he held several senior roles.

Bailie takes the role from Pierri, who continued to hold this position ad interim following his appointment as chief executive in July 2012.

Commenting on the appointment, Pierri, said: “With continued investment in our five-year growth plan and strong investment performance, we are seeing great momentum across the business and I am very pleased to have a high calibre executive like Jon joining. His strong international background and extensive experience across client channels makes him an ideal fit who will no doubt further accelerate the momentum and make a significant contribution. We have a senior and successful team in place in Europe and Latin America and I am confident that under Jon’s leadership the team will continue to excel and achieve exponential growth over the coming years.”

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