Invesco PowerShares announced the appointments of Nina Pouyan as head of Invesco PowerShares Switzerland and Ashkan Daghestani as PowerShares business development director in the UK.
Responsible for driving business development in their respective regions, Nima and Ashkan will work closely with wealth managers, family offices, discretionary managers, asset managers, and institutional clients in the insurance and corporate space.
Nima was previously vice president at Deutsche Bank group, where he was responsible for the distribution of passive investments in Switzerland and the Middle East. He has also held senior roles at DWS and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. He will report to Thibaud de Cherisey, head of Invesco PowerShares CE Distribution.
Ashkan joins from iShares where he was head of its Channel Islands business and responsible for London-based private banks, wealth managers, and multi-family offices. He has also held roles at UBS Wealth Management and UBS Investment Bank. He will report to Caroline Baron, head of PowerShares ETF Distribution – UK.
Mathieu Grosclaude, chief operating officer, EMEA retail at Invesco commented, “Ashkan and Nima’s expertise will be vital as we continue building our product offering and providing education around our smart beta range* across the UK, Channel Islands and Switzerland. Their appointments reinforce our commitment to these key markets.”