Man Investments names Head of Middle East Institutional Sales

Man Investments has appointed Patrick Merville as Deputy Regional Manager and Head of Institutional Sales for the Middle East.


Merville, born in Lebanon, was previously a Director at Merrill Lynch in London, where he spent six years, first as an institutional salesperson in emerging market equities and then in the hedge fund prime brokerage sales group.


An experienced banker with exposure to hedge funds and alternative investments throughout his career he has also held roles at HSBC in New York as Vice-President in institutional sales emerging market equities, and Credit Agricole where he was an Associate in the private equity business.


"We are delighted to have attracted a professional with Patrick's experience and standing within the financial services industry," said Antoine Massad, head of Middle East & Asia at Man Investments. "Patrick's extensive knowledge of both the industry and the region will greatly enhance our ability to meet the needs of institutional investors within the Middle East."


"Man Investments has been serving clients in the Middle East for almost two decades. During that time, our business in the region has seen many changes and we have always risen to these new developments," Massad added. "Most recently, we have seen growing demand from corporate investors and we are now moving to meet that need and serve this new customer base."


Merville holds a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut and a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.


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