Jupiter Asset Management, with €47.5bn in assets under management as at 31 December 2016, has appointed Matteo Dante Perruccio to the newly created role of head of Global Key Clients and Strategic Partners, following the company’s phase of international expansion into Continental Europe and Asia.
Founded in 1985 as a specialist boutique with a strong investment-led culture and an emphasis on active management, Jupiter has expanded from its original UK-led client base to distributing its range of equity, fixed interest and multi-asset strategies in 12 countries.
The role of head of Global Key Clients and Strategic Partners recognises the importance of developing and deepening Jupiter’s global client relationships.
As an executive advisor, Perruccio most recently contributed to the international expansion of Jupiter in Europe. Previously, he served for eight years as non-executive director of Jupiter and has 30 years’ experience in the asset management industry, including various roles in Pioneer Investments, finally as CEO of Pioneer Investment Management SgR.
He will be joined by David Conway, global sales director, an experienced international sales and distribution expert who opened Jupiter’s first Asian office in Singapore. Perruccio will report into Nick Ring, Jupiter’s global head of Distribution.
Perruccio said: “With an investment culture focused on excellence and characterized by active unconstrained fund approach to investment, Jupiter is well positioned to be a quality partner to our key clients globally. While on the board, I was a vocal advocate of Jupiter’s international expansion, and so I am pleased to now be playing a pivotal role in taking this ambition to the next level.”