Vanguard bolsters ETF Capital Markets team

Vanguard has appointed Gregoire Blanc as senior ETF Capital Markets specialist.

In this position, Blanc will be responsible for supporting the liquidity of Vanguard’s products, and for helping clients achieve their desired investment outcomes. He will report to Thomas Bartolacci, head of ETF Capital Markets, Europe.

Blanc joins from Lyxor Asset Management where he was head of ETF Capital Markets. He joined Lyxor AM in 2009 in the ETF Broker/Dealer Sales team.

His appointment is the latest in a series of senior ETF hires at Vanguard since the start of the year, including the appointment in June of Simone Rosti as head of Italy, the hiring of Markus Weis as deputy head of Germany and Austria in February, and Liz Wright, Rahul Thrakar and Christophe Collet joining as senior ETF specialists.

Thomas Merz, head of Distribution, Europe, ex-UK said: “We are very focused on expanding our ETF client support and product offering across Europe. Gregoire brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help our team ensure clients get the best possible trading experience, and achieve the lowest possible trading costs, when buying and selling ETFs.”

Vanguard manages $5trn (€4.26trn) on behalf of more than 20 million investors worldwide. Vanguard’s European operations currently have over $175bn (€149.19bn) in assets under management as at the end of May 2018.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eugenia Jimenez
Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as assisting with coverage of Italy. She holds a UK NCTJ- accredited Multimedia News Reporting course and studied Journalism at the University of Sevilla. She has worked for local media organisations in Sevilla and Málaga, mainly in broadcasting as a news reporter, among other roles. She has also worked for a local newspaper in Sevilla, reporting on current affairs, local government and culture.

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