Last updated: 06:03 / Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Senior Appointments

Candriam Adds New Head of UK Distribution, of UK Wholesale, and Global Head of Corporate Communications

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Candriam Adds New Head of UK Distribution, of UK Wholesale, and Global Head of Corporate Communications
  • In UK Chris Davies appointed as Head of UK distribution
and Derek Brander appointed as Head of UK Wholesale
  • Marion Leblanc-Wohrer has been appointed as Global Head of Corporate Communications, reporting to Candriam CEO, Naïm Abou- Jaoudé

Candriam Investors Group recently announced two senior hires - Chris Davies as Head of UK Distribution, and Derek Brander as Head of UK Wholesale - as it seeks to bolster its presence in the UK. Both will be based in Candriam’s growing London City office.

The firm also announced the appointment of Marion Leblanc-Wohrer as Global Head of Corporate Communications. She will report to Candriam CEO, Naïm Abou- Jaoudé.

With 30+ years of experience at his helm, Chris Davies joins after 11 years at Fidelity. He will be responsible for driving distribution across institutional, wholesale and retail investor segments. Chris began his career at Lloyds Banking Group, where he was for seven years before moving to Prudential, and later to Fidelity.

Derek Brander brings 25 years of experience within asset management, most recently spending five years at Natixis Asset Management. Prior to his work at Natixis, Derek held senior roles at Societe Generale Asset Management, GLG Partners and AEGON.

Marion Leblanc-Wohrer’s career started in 1993, when she joined KPMG in Washington DC., shortly before moving to the World Bank in 1994. She next moved to London to Thomson Reuters and later worked as editor-in-chief of several magazines in Paris.

 

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