Banco Santander appointed Mariano Belinky as Head of Santander Asset Management (‘SAM’). Belinky joins SAM from Santander InnoVentures, the Bank’s $200 million fintech investment fund, which he has led successfully for the past three years.
Before joining Santander InnoVentures, Mariano Belinky was an Associate Principal at McKinsey where he advised global banks and asset managers across Europe and the Americas. He also worked in the research technology team at Bridgewater Associates in the United States, and as a trader in equity derivatives markets in his native Buenos Aires. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and philosophy from New York University.
Víctor Matarranz, Head of Wealth Management, which comprises private banking and asset management, said: “By combining Santander’s experience and expertise in asset management with the Group’s technological capabilities, we can transform the services we offer our clients. Mariano has an outstanding track record in driving innovation and delivering for customers and I am confident he will help Santander Asset Management achieve its full potential.”
Santander Asset Management has a history spanning more than 45 years and a presence in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America. It manages €182 billion in assets across all types of investment vehicles, from mutual and pension funds to discretionary portfolios and alternative investments. SAM’s investment solutions include bespoke Latin American and European fixed income and equity mandates. The company employs more than 700 professionals around the world.
Belinky replaces Juan Manuel San Román who is leaving the Group for personal reasons. Victor Matarranz said, “I’d like to thank Juanma for his service to the Group and his support during the transition.”
Manuel Silva will continue to head the Santander Innoventures investment team and Mario Aransay will continue to lead portfolio partnerships for the fund.