TCW hires marketing managing director, head of Ucits platform

TCW, the US manager with $185bn AUM, has appointed Gian Luca Giurlani as managing director to its international marketing group.

In this role, Giurlani will head the TCW Ucits funds platform and the firm’s business development efforts in Southern Europe. He will be based in TCW’s London office and report to Stanislas Debreu, executive vice president of international marketing.

“TCW is recognized as one of the leading mutual fund providers in the US, and we are now seeing growing demand for TCW’s Ucits funds on a global basis,” said Debreu.

“Gian Luca brings deep experience with European fund distribution that will help us build on TCW’s success and deliver our investment expertise to investors outside of the US. We are pleased to welcome a professional of his caliber to the team.”

Giurlani has more than 19 years of investment experience. Most recently, he was an executive vice president on the EMEA global wealth management team at PIMCO where he headed the firm’s distribution platform and insurance platform efforts.

He was also responsible for the Southern European team and focused on developing key business partnerships in Europe. Prior to PIMCO, he was a managing director and global head of sales and distribution at Crosby Forsyth. He also previously worked at Janus Capital Group, where he was responsible for the development and sales of their funds.

Giurlani holds an undergraduate degree from Università degli Studi di Pisa where he later taught and lectured in the finance MBA and PhD programs.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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