Liontrust has recruited Gonzalo Thomé to expand the company’s distribution in Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
Thomé joins Liontrust in response to growing demand for the company’s Dublin UCITs range from Iberia and to provide greater local support to fund buyers. The range includes equity, fixed income and sustainable funds.
Prior to joining Liontrust on 2 December, Gonzalo was deputy sales director and senior fund analyst at Banco Inversis in Madrid. Before that he was a fund of funds manager at Banco Sabadell.
James Beddall, Head of International Sales at Liontrust, says:“Gonzalo is a key addition to our distribution team. As a former analyst and fund of funds manager, Gonzalo has extensive experience and knowledge of investment funds. He also has great understanding of the role and responsibilities of fund buyers and has strong relationships in Spain.
“He enhances our distribution across Europe as we now have a six-strong sales team with a presence in most of the major markets.”
Thomé adds: “I have joined Liontrust because of the investment capability at the company and the robust and rigorous processes of the nine fund management teams.
“There is great potential to increase distribution in Iberia with the well regarded Global Fixed Income (GFI) team, growing demand for sustainable investment and the diverse range of equity funds. “The GFI team, for example, provides flexibility for investors at a time of increased volatility through their GF Strategic Bond, GF High Yield and GF Absolute Return Bond funds.
“I look forward to introducing Liontrust’s teams to the wholesale market across Iberia.”