Asset manger Eaton Vance Management International (EVMI) has appointed Thomas Body as business development director Germany and Austria, ahead of a the planned opening of its Frankfurt office, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the German speaking market.
Subject to regulatory approval, Eaton Vance aims to establish a local branch in Frankfurt, which will be managed by Thomas Body. He reports to TJ Halbertsma, managing director at EVMI.
Body is now responsible for expanding EVMI’s client relationships with German pension funds, investment consultants, insurance companies and institutional fund buyers, as well as promoting EVMI investment strategies and identifying new distribution opportunities in Germany.
He joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was head of business development financial institutions, Europe ex UK. Body spent over 10 years at Aberdeen, where he was previously senior business development manager and institutional business development manager for Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Austria.