Invesco PowerShares appoints Switzerland director

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Invesco PowerShares has appointed Gilles Boitel as business development director Switzerland to help boost delivery of products, including so-called Smart Beta, to key markets across Europe.

Boitel will be particularly responsible for driving business development in Switzerland. He previously was responsible for institutional clients for Source in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Other roles have included responsibility at ETF provider iShares for ETF distribution to private banks, wealth managers and family offices in Switzerland.

Bryon Lake, head of Invesco PowerShares – EMEA, said: “Gilles’ appointment reinforces our strategy to develop our presence in countries such as Switzerland where there is a clear demand for Smart Beta ETFs.  His expertise and specialist knowledge of the Swiss market is a great asset to our team and as the ETF industry continues to expand in Europe, we have been focusing on developing our team to best support our growth in these core regions.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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