Fidante Partners makes UK institutional push with hire

Fidante Partners has appointed Hugh Ferrand within the institutional business development team in its London office.

He will be working alongside Max Bickford and will be responsible for developing Fidante Partners’ institutional business development activities and engagement with pension funds and insurance companies across the UK. Ferrand reports to Cathy Hales, global head of Fidante Partners.

A number of appointments were recently announced by the firm. Gihan Ismail has joined in the newly created role of Head of Strategic Partnerships to provide strategic support to Fidante Partners’ managers while John Armstrong-Denby has joined Fidante Capital as head of Corporate Finance to lead the origination and execution of transactions.

A last addition has been Joachim Klement who leads the investment research efforts at both Fidante Partners and Fidante Capital.

Previously, Ferrand headed the Invesco Perpetual institutional division, where he tied relationships with clients across pension schemes, charities, endowment funds and insurance firms.

Prior to his tenure at Invesco, Ferrand was an investment manager, initially at Adam Bank and then at Blairlogie. He started his career in 1981 at Cazenove where he worked for 11 years researching and selling Asian equities.

Cathy Hales, global head of Fidante Partners, said: “We are constantly looking at ways of delivering better outcomes for our clients and achieving their investment objectives. Hugh has an impressive track record in institutional sales and built a reputation for creating client confidence and a positive team environment.

“We’ve been impressed with the recent interest among institutional clients for the highly active and alternative strategies offered by our investment partners and Hugh’s appointment will continue to build on this recent momentum. His extensive experience will prove highly beneficial to Fidante over the years to come. It is a really exciting time for the business, with Hugh complementing several other recent high quality senior hires across the business.”

Fidante Partners had assets under management of AUD76.5bn (€48.1bn) as of 31 December 2017.

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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