OppenheimerFunds appoints head of Beta Solutions

US-headquartered OppenheimerFunds has appointed Sharon French as head of Beta Solutions.

She will be responsible for growing the firm’s smart beta business by building on the success of Oppenheimer Factor Weighted ETFs as well as developing new multi-factor products to help meet client demand.

Based in New York, French will report to Art Steinmetz, chairman and CEO of OppenheimerFunds.

She joins from BNYMellon where she was senior strategic advisor to the CEO and president of investment management, focusing on ETF and multi asset business growth.

She formerly held roles of president at F-Squared Capital and head of Private Client & Institutions at BlackRock for its iShares business.

French also worked with AllianceBernstein, mPower, Smith Barney and Chase Manhattan Bank.

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