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Gramercy Funds Management appoints Global Head of Business Development

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Gramercy Funds Management has appointed Jeffrey D Sharon, CFP, CIMA as Global Head of Business Development. Sharon will be responsible for the firm’s marketing, distribution and investor relations efforts and will also serve as a member of Gramercy’s Management Team.

Sharon brings 25 years of expertise in the asset management industry, as a business development professional and successful leader of institutional sales and client service teams. Prior to joining Gramercy, Sharon spent nine years at OFI Global Asset Management, an OppenheimerFunds Company. He was most recently the Head of North America Institutional, where he was instrumental in the firm’s growth through strategic marketing and targeting the institutional asset owner and consultant community. Sharon was also a member of the distribution senior leadership team, where he provided strategic direction and contributed to the broader global and multi-channel distribution effort.

“I’m thrilled to join Gramercy. With the firm’s 21-year proven track record and unrivaled experience in managing complex emerging markets assets, we are able to offer a robust institutional business platform and a wealth of intellectual capital on the investment team, trading floor and throughout the firm,” says Sharon.

“As Gramercy continues its evolution as a world-class global asset management firm, we must continue to invest in our people, processes and culture, as well as enhance our investment strategies,” says Robert Koenigsberger, CIO and Founding Partner of Gramercy, adding, “We are thrilled to bring a proven business development leader like Jeff to Gramercy.”

“Recently partnering with Mohamed El-Erian as a strategic advisor, strengthening our investment team in London, and now bringing in an institutional-caliber business development professional to lead and advance our amplification of Gramercy’s unique specialisation in EM highlights our commitment to existing clients, consultants and to the broader market,” Koenigsberger says.

Prior to OppenheimerFunds, Sharon was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he spent over seven years as Director of Institutional Sales. Prior to BAML, Sharon was Vice President, Business Development Officer at Trusco Capital Management where he spent three years in institutional business development. He began his career in 1994 at Putnam Investments, where he held various client management and sales positions for his six-year tenure.

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