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Unigestion adds to UK team to meet growing demand

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - As part of Unigestion’s commitment to provide clients in the UK with investment solutions which reflect an understanding of their particular investment needs the company announces the appointment of Frances Smyth as Director, Institutional Clients, United Kingdom.

Frances Smyth has more than 16 years experience working in the UK institutional market in both business development and research capacities most recently, at AllianceBernstein, where she was Director, Client Relations, responsible for the sales of the company’s institutional investment products and client service, and previously with ITG Europe, Mercer Investment Consulting, and McKinsey & Co.

Working with Unigestion’s established London team, Frances Smyth will be responsible for business development and managing client relationships with institutional investors in the company’s Minimum Variance Equities, Funds of Hedge Funds and Funds of Private Equity Funds investments.

Commenting on the appointment of Frances Smyth, Tom Leavitt, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Clients, said: “Frances brings what UK investors demand, a strong understanding of their investment needs. We are very pleased to have such a senior person join our team.”

Frances Smyth added: “It is refreshing to see the client-centric approach of Unigestion. The investment teams design portfolios based on what is relevant to investors now and in the future. This focus on clients’ needs has proven successful in building long-term relationships with prestigious institutions and in sustaining them. I look forward to raising awareness of the company’s distinctive approach.”

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