Legg Mason opens its door in Geneva with new country head

Legg Mason Asset Management has opened an office in Geneva and appointed Christian Zeitler, from F&C, as country head.

The Geneva office complements Legg Mason’s existing European outlets in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan.

Christian Zeitler will be responsible for further developing the distribution business within the Swiss marketplace, notably for financial intermediaries, asset managers, funds of funds, banks and high end distribution platforms.

He will report to Justin Eede, head of European sales and client services.

Zeitler said Swiss buyers had shown especially strong interest in products from Legg Mason’s smaller companies boutique manager Royce & Associates, and its two global fixed income houses, Brandywine Global and Western Asset.

Zeitler was for five years country head for Austria and Switzerland at F&C Investments.

Before this he worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Insight Investment.

 

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