BOSTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company, today announced the appointment of Jenny Segal as Head of European Distribution. Ms. Segal will lead AMG’s European institutional distribution team of regional specialists focused on developing new business opportunities and serving clients on behalf of AMG Affiliates across Europe.
“Jenny brings to her new role strong investment knowledge and product expertise, focused leadership qualities, a collaborative and strategic approach, and a clear sense of where the European institutional market is evolving. She will be an outstanding resource for our team and our Affiliates.”
Ms. Segal is a seasoned client professional with more than 20 years of experience in the institutional market, across a number of global investment firms and a broad array of product areas. She will be based in London and will report to Andrew Dyson, AMG’s Head of Global Distribution.
“AMG’s global distribution platform has significantly enhanced the organic growth of our Affiliates, complementing their marketing efforts by delivering their industry-leading, alpha-generating strategies to additional geographies and client audiences around the world. With our recent expansion into Germany and Switzerland, we continue to see substantial opportunities for our Affiliates to penetrate the European markets, and given Jenny’s proven track record of developing strong client relationships and leading sales teams to success, we are positioned to accelerate new business momentum on behalf of our Affiliates,” said Mr. Dyson. “Jenny brings to her new role strong investment knowledge and product expertise, focused leadership qualities, a collaborative and strategic approach, and a clear sense of where the European institutional market is evolving. She will be an outstanding resource for our team and our Affiliates.”
Ms. Segal will join AMG in November from Neuberger Berman, where she is Managing Director, Head of Institutional – Europe. She was previously Head of the Institutional and Hedge Fund Business at Old Mutual Asset Managers, and before that held senior sales positions at AllianceBernstein and Baring Asset Management. Early in her career, Ms. Segal was a principal for Barclays Global Investors and a pensions and investment consultant for KPMG Pensions. She holds an M.A. in Mathematics from St Hilda’s College, Oxford University.
“European institutional investors have embraced the AMG model, which combines the focus and excellence of world-leading investment boutiques with the scale and risk management of a global asset management firm,” commented Ms. Segal. “I look forward to supporting the distribution of AMG Affiliates’ investment management services to European clients and providing superior execution in sales and client service for these industry-leading firms.”
With sales and marketing offices located in major financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, AMG's distribution platform enhances the global reach of its Affiliates’ marketing efforts both within the U.S. and around the world. AMG’s Affiliates are leading boutique investment firms recognized for their best-in-class, long-term performance track records across a broad array of investment products, particularly in global and emerging markets equities and alternative strategies.
About Affiliated Managers Group
AMG is a global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. AMG’s innovative partnership approach allows each Affiliate’s management team to own significant equity in their firm while maintaining operational autonomy. AMG’s strategy is to generate growth through the internal growth of existing Affiliates, as well as through investments in new Affiliates. In addition, AMG provides centralized assistance to its Affiliates in strategic matters, marketing, distribution, product development and operations. As of June 30, 2013, the aggregate assets under management of AMG’s Affiliates were more than $470 billion in more than 400 investment products across a broad range of investment styles, asset classes and distribution channels. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.amg.com.
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