- He will be responsible for building strategic relationships with key wirehouses, independent broker dealers, registered investment advisors and regional private banks
- Santamaría will also help the asset manager to promote new investment ideas of strong structural conviction for the long term
- NN IP highlighted that his appointment emphasizes its commitment to expanding Americas Offshore business
NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has appointed Saúl Santamaría to the role of Senior Business Development Manager as part of the US Offshore Distribution Team, effective as of 12 October 2020. He will report to Iván Mascaró Guzmán, Director Business Development for Latin America and US Offshore, and will be based in The Hague, explained the asset manager in a press release.
In this new role, Santamaría will be responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships with key wirehouses, independent broker dealers, registered investment advisors and regional private banks to support growing demand for core capabilities like sustainable investments. He will also help NN IP to promote new investment ideas of strong structural conviction for the long term. NN IP highlighted that his appointment emphasizes its commitment to expanding Americas Offshore business.
“I am thrilled to have Saúl working at NN IP as part of our US Offshore distribution team. Not only does he have ample experience in the US Offshore and Latam markets, but I identify a strong alignment with our commercial philosophy -promoting high conviction investment theses in the context of a transparent approach- and our drive to promote fresh and challenging ideas to the market”, said Mascaró. In his view, Santamaria’s “in-depth experience” in working with world-class asset managers will help in successfully expanding NN IP’s offering in the growing offshore market.
Meanwhile, Santamaría stated that he is “happy to join NN IP” and looks forward to contributing to the company’s development in the US Offshore market through active management and sustainable solutions. “I strongly believe NN IP’s investment philosophy offers a breath of fresh air that entices investors to think differently about how they can sustainably build their portfolios. I am proud to be part of that discussion”, he added.
Santamaría has 14 years of experience in the global asset management industry. He joins NN IP from Compass Group, where he was Head of US Intermediaries and responsible for leading the distribution efforts of Wellington Management funds for the US Offshore market.
He started his career in 2006 at Société Générale's Risk Management department in Paris. In 2010 he joined Amundi as a sales manager and two years later he was appointed as Head of Distribution for Latin America, based in Santiago de Chile. In September 2014, Amundi opened its first office in Mexico City and appointed him as its Managing Director. In 2017, he moved to Miami with the Carmignac as a Business Development Manager, where he remained until 2019 when he joined Compass Group.