Allfunds Bank has appointed Jaime Pérez-Maura as the new Business Development & Sales Planning Director. In this new role, he will be responsible for the development of new business in Europe and Far East, managing global key accounts. Jaime will now report to Gianluca Renzini, Chief Commercial Officer at Allfunds Bank.
Communication and Market Intelligence responsibilities will remain under his supervision, but will no longer be involved in the Investment Solutions area, area where he has worked since he joined Allfunds Bank thirteen years ago.
New Investment Solutions Head
The Investment Services Department will remain divided into two areas, Investment Research and Investment Solutions. Both report directly to Juan Alcaraz, Allfunds Bank’s CEO, due to their major relevance within the platform.
The Investment Research area is headed by Enrique Pardo and comprises one of the largest teams of fund analysts in Europe with analysts located in London and Madrid. The Investment Research team is responsible for fund research and selection covering all asset classes with a highly sophisticated research approach, matching all the needs of top institutional fund investors.
The Investment Solutions area, formerly led by Jaime Pérez-Maura, will now be led by Cristina de Benavides who has been promoted to Global Head of Investment Solutions. The Investment Solutions team includes 10 investment professionals around the world, taking care of the relationship and fund selection service delivery to a vast number of institutional clients on the platform. Cristina, formerly Head of Product Specialists, has more than ten years of professional experience, all within Allfunds Bank. Cristina’s work has always been related to fund investments both in Madrid and Milan offices.
By promoting Jaime and Cristina to their new senior roles, Allfunds Bank aims to benefit from their vast experience in the industry and their knowledge of the company in its quest to become the global leader in Fund Open Architecture solutions.
Jaime Pérez-Maura has more than 13 years of experience in the industry. He joined Allfunds Bank in 2000 as a fund analyst and was quickly promoted to Head of Fund Selection. In 2008 he was named Director of Investment Consulting. Jaime has been involved in fund area since the inception of the platform; promoting and designing most of the enhancements that have made fund research a core service to the Allfunds Bank’s institutional client base.
Cristina de Benavides
Cristina de Benavides has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, with an extraordinary career as an investment professional at Allfunds Bank. While she spent most of her time in Madrid, she spent several years in the Milan office, actively involved in the definition of the fund selection proposition in Italy since the local office launch.
Allfunds Bank is a leading European platform run exclusively for institutional clients, offering integrated fund solutions (operational, analysis and information). Created in 2000 and owned by the Santander and Intesa Sanpaolo groups, today Allfunds Bank has more than €92bn ($120bn) under intermediation and offers 29,000 funds from 450 fund managers. Currently Allfunds Bank has a local presence in Spain, Italy, UK, Chile, UAE and Luxembourg. Its more than 350 institutional clients include large commercial banks, private banks, insurance companies, fund managers, financial supermarkets, international brokers, and specialist firms in 26 countries.