Last updated: 08:51 / Wednesday, 18 November 2020
After Acquiring Merian GI

Jupiter Expands Latin America and US Offshore Distribution Team

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  • After the acquisition of Merian GI, Jupiter AM annouced the appointments of Andrea Gerardi and Susana García for its LatAm and US offshore distribution team
  • Jupiter also intends to leverage Merian’s relationship with external distribution agency, the AMCS Group, in supporting distribution in the US offshore market
  • AIVA will continue to support Jupiter’s business development in the LatAm retail market, while Compass Group will continue to support institutional investors

Jupiter Asset Management has announced two London-based appointments to its Latin American and US offshore distribution team, following the completion of its acquisition of Merian Global Investors on July 1st.

Andrea Gerardi will join the team as senior sales executive, assisting clients across the entire region, stated Jupiter AM in a press release. Meanwhile, Susana García, previously head of Iberian sales at Merian, joins as director of sales for LatAm and Iberia, as announced last June. García will focus on the Uruguayan and Argentinian retail markets, in addition to supporting her existing client base in Iberia.

They will both report to William Lopez, head of Latin America and US offshore. As a result of these appointments, the in-house team has doubled in size to four members.

Relationships with AMCS Group, AIVA and Compass Group

Jupiter also intends to leverage Merian’s relationship with external distribution agency, the AMCS Group, in supporting distribution in the US offshore market. This will extend Jupiter’s distribution model, already in place in the Latin America region. AIVA will continue to support Jupiter’s business development in the LatAm retail market, while Compass Group will continue to support institutional investors.

Lopez claimed to be “thrilled” to welcome two highly experienced professionals, to Jupiter. “I look forward to working with them, and our specialist distribution partners, AIVA, AMCS and Compass Group, as we grow our presence in the region. With a newly expanded product range and team, I am confident that we can offer superior service to our clients and continue to build our assets”, he added.

Described by the firm as “a front-line approach supported by local distribution partners”, Jupiter’s distribution strategy combines the expertise and oversight of an in-house team with the specialist local knowledge of on-the-ground distribution partners.

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