Unigestion appoints US sales team

Unigestion has further expanded its US business with three senior appointments and established a new dedicated sales force.

Unigestion’s new sales and business development team will be led by Tucker Glavin, who joined the firm as head of US Institutional Clients & Sales at the end of 2017 from PineBridge Investments where he was its managing director leading a region of its US institutional business.

Unigestion has also appointed Tom Aitken as director, US Institutional Clients & Sales. He was previously managing director at Bright Harbor Advisors and Thomas Capital Group, both alternative investment advisory firms that assist and guide General Partners globally in structuring funds and raising capital.

Bob Meikleham, appointed as vice president, Institutional Clients & Sales, joins from Columbia Threadneedle where he covered business development for a range of institutional clients and prospects across the Northeast and Southeast of the US.

Unigestion’s activities across the US market will continue to be overseen by Christopher Bödtker, chairman of Unigestion (US), who joined the firm as part of the company’s acquisition of private equity specialist Akina in 2017.

Fiona Frick, Group Chief Executive of Unigestion, said: “We have had an investment presence in the US for over a decade and with Akina becoming part of the Unigestion group well over a year ago, we have significantly bolstered our client base across North America. These key strategic appointments are the next step in our expansion plans in the US, and we look forward to further growing the team and our client relationships in the future.”

Christopher Bödtker, chairman of Unigestion (US), said: “It is a very exciting time for Unigestion globally, and I am relishing the opportunity and challenge of helping to drive the business in the US.”

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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