BNP Paribas hires to bolster asset management

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BNP Paribas Securities Services announced four appointments to its existing sales and relationship management team for UK asset managers.

Ken Back is appointed head of asset managers and alternatives sales for the UK. Back has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was previously responsible for strategic sales for post-trade outsourcing at Broadridge. An outsourcing specialist, he spent six years at Citi where he developed outsourced solutions for asset managers’ back and middle office operations.

Anne Leyton is appointed head of the fund manager liaison team. A securities services specialist, Leyton has been working with asset managers for 20 years. She joins from Citi, where she was a client executive director working with large asset management clients. Prior to this, she spent 18 years at Northern Trust in a variety of roles, including head of its investment management liaison group.

Roman Seydoux is appointed global relationship manager for asset managers. Seydoux has over 12 years’ experience in financial services. He joins from Bank of New York Mellon where he was in charge of relationships with alternative investment managers. Prior to this, he was a prime broker at Morgan Stanley.

Claire Misata is appointed global relationship manager for asset managers. An experienced relationship manager, Misata spent six years at Northern Trust, where she was responsible for relationships with multinational asset owners. Prior to this, she was a relationship manager for asset managers at JP Morgan.

Annalisa Winge Bicknell, head of sales and relationship management for institutional investors, said: 'UK asset managers are a key growth market for us. We have won some impressive new mandates in the past year and we continue to build momentum. Ken’s appointment will drive us forward in winning new clients and our newly-reinforced relationship management team will help us develop existing relationships'.

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