Threadneedle Investments has appointed Patrick Steiner as Head of European Insurance Sales. Patrick, who is based in Zurich, joined Threadneedle on 6 January and will report to Andrew Nicoll, Threadneedle’s Global Head of Insurance. In his role, Patrick will work closely with Threadneedle’s institutional sales teams across Europe with the objective of broadening and deepening Threadneedle’s relations with European insurance clients.
Patrick Steiner has 20 years’ experience in asset management and joins Threadneedle from Conning Asset Management where he had been a Business Development Director with a focus on European insurance clients since 2012. Before that, Patrick was a Business Development Director at Wellington Management International and prior to that, Head of European Distribution at Deutsche Asset Management in Switzerland.
Patrick started his career in the Credit Suisse Group in the mid-1990s and has an Executive MBA in international management from the University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kaderschule Zurich. “Patrick’s appointment reflects our intention to leverage our significant insurance capabilities and credentials and extend these more fully across the European market,” said Andrew Nicoll. “His insurance experience and local knowledge will enable us to build new relationships and to provide a better level of service to our existing clients across the continent.”
Threadneedle currently has over € 55 billion under management from insurance clients across Europe covering a range of investment strategies.