ITALY - Janus Capital Group has appointed Marco Grassi (pictured) sales director for Italy with a focus on tapping into southern Europe's institutional market.
Grassi joins from ING Investment Management Italia SGR in Milan, where he was co-head of institutional sales for Italy.
In his new role, Grassi will manage and expand the firm’s Italian institutional client base and help develop third-party distribution channels for Janus’ 16 World Funds – a series of Dublin-based funds offered to retail and institutional investors.
Based in Milan, Grassi will report to Alex Ricchebuono, Janus regional sales director for southern Europe, who heads a team of five London and Milan-based sales and support staff.
“With his broad product knowledge, wide range of relationships and experience in institutional sales, [Grassi] will play a key role in helping Janus tap southern Europe’s growing institutional asset pool,” Ricchebuono said.
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