La Française boosts business development team in Germany
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La Française, international asset management group with €55 billion in assets under management (as at 31 December 2021) and offices across Europe and in South Korea, is pleased to announce the addition of Simon GUELKE, Sales Director, to the German business development team.
Simon GUELKE will be responsible for investor relations with network banks and further expanding La Française's financial assets investment expertise across the German market. Simon will report to Kay SCHERF, Managing Direction of Sales and Marketing of La Française Systematic Asset Management.
Simon GUELKE has 27 years of experience beginning in 1995 as a private banker with Dresdner Bank (Commerzbank). After a series of promotions, he was appointed Branch Office Head in 2008. After two years, Simon returned to Commerzbank´s regional headquarters in Hanover and was named Head of Securities Advisory Services. Later, he was appointed Allianz Global Investors fund specialist, responsible for advising sixty regional Commerzbank branch banks on Allianz Global Investors products (all asset classes). In 2016, Simon joined a family-owned private bank, Bankhaus Metzler, as an Advisor and developed an investment platform dedicated to brokers and asset management firms. Prior to joining La Française Systematic Asset management in Germany, Simon was a Business Development Manager, covering Northern and Western Germany for Degroof Petercam AM.
Kay SCHERF said, “Simon is a great addition to our team. His extensive experience as a Financial Advisor to retail and wholesale client segments makes him a great asset. His relationship skills and knowledge of banking institutions and their functioning are critical to our development strategy for Germany.”
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