Unigestion boosts alternatives sales team

Swiss asset manager Unigestion has appointed four members to the institutional clients team in order to boost its alternatives sales force.

David Chesner has been appointed as a director on the institutional clients alternatives team, and will lead the sales strategy for Unigestion’s alternative investment solutions.

Chesnerd joins from alternative asset manager Duet Group, where he was responsible for client relationships and business development across Europe and Asia.

He reports to Tom Leavitt, managing director and head of Institutional Sales.

Carlos Stelin also joins the Alternatives team as a director from the Duet Group’s Investor Relations team, where he managed relationships with European institutional clients.

He started his career in 2007 with Credit Suisse.

Leila Haddioui has been appointed as senior vice president in the team.

She held positions at Newedge and Andurand Capital, a commodity hedge fund. She joins from Abbeville Partners, where she had responsibility for business development.

Lastly, Janice Cheung has been named sales assistant. She joins Unigestion from AXA Investment Managers, where she was part of the UK wholesale sales team.

The four appointees will join Caroline Bradshaw, director, who has been with the institutional sales team since 2014.

As at end March 2016, Unigestion managed €17.2bn in assets.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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