Geneva-based asset manager Unigestion has expanded its US business with three senior appointments and has established a new sales force.
Unigestion’s new sales and business development team will be led by Tucker Glavin, who joined Unigestion as head of US institutional clients & sales at the end of 2017. He was previously managing director at PineBridge Investments, where he led a region of its US institutional business. Mr Glavin brings over twenty years of asset management sales experience having also previously been director of institutional sales at Lord Abbett, and managing director of institutional distribution at Columbia Management.
Tom Aitken has joined the institutional clients & sales team as director. He was previously managing director at alternative investment advisory firms Bright Harbor Advisors and Thomas Capital Group.
At the same time, Bob Meikleham has been appointed vice president, institutional clients & sales. He joins from Columbia Threadneedle where he covered business development for a range of institutional clients and prospects across the Northeast and Southeast of the US. He has a wide breadth of experience having also previously worked in Columbia’s intermediary distribution team as a regional director, as well as in the firm’s operations department.
Unigestion’s activities across the US market will continue to be overseen by Christopher Bödtker, chairman of Unigestion (US), who joined the firm as part of the company’s acquisition of private equity specialist Akina in 2017.
Privately owned, Unigestion is responsible for managing $26.2 billion in client assets across four areas of expertise: equity, multi asset investing, private equity and alternatives and employs 236 professionals from centres across Europe, North America and Asia.