ETF provider WisdomTree has appointed Ravinder Azad as head of UK and Nordic sales, as it seeks to build its pipeline of business in what will be Europe's biggest ex-EU fund market after Brexit (the UK) along with access to a sub-region with some of the best funded pension schemes.
Azad's responsibilities include strategic planning, strengthening existing relationships and broadening the investor base, WisdomTree stated.
His most recent experience was 12 years as UK ETF Business Development director at Invesco ETFs, where he was responsible for developing the Invesco PowerShares business.
Alexis Marinof, head of WisdomTree Europe said: "We are delighted to have Ravi join our team. This is an important hire for us, as we increase our sales coverage across the UK and Nordics. He brings deep knowledge of the UK investment management industry, particularly within the ETF market and across a wide range of traditional and smart-beta ETP strategies. This wealth of experience allows Ravi to tackle varying investor challenges, enhancing our European sales capabilities."
Additional appointments have also been announced in respect of the UK market, where Sam Coppell has joined in a sales support role from his previous role at BlackRock as an Asset Reconciliation analyst, and Cameron Trundle, also in a sales support role, who previously was a sales manager at Last Word Media.