HSBC Republic Investments Limited (HRIL) has appointed Kim Blackman in a new role as head of sales for France, Spain, Benelux and Greece.
Blackman will have responsibility for the growth of HRIL's business as a global fund of hedge fund adviser to institutional investors in these regions.
She joins HRIL, the HSBC Group's dedicated investment adviser to the fund of hedge funds business, from GAM where she worked for six years promoting the company's discretionary portfolio management services. Prior to this she worked for seven years in fixed income sales at Hambros Bank and also Credit Suisse, where she was head of team covering Swiss banks and institutions. Blackman will report to Jamie Murray, HRIL's Head of Marketing and will be based in London.
"We are seeing increased interest in our products from European institutions and France, Spain, Benelux and Greece in particular, are key to our distribution on the continent,' says Jamie Murray, Head of Marketing, HRIL. 'Although we have established a strong reputation we want to be at the forefront of the minds of providers and consultants. Kim has a strong track record in building distribution relationship with third parties and we are confident that her appointment will help us strengthen our existing relationships while growing our business."
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