Last updated: 13:13 / Monday, 29 September 2014
James Beddall Recruited

Liontrust Expands International Distribution with an Office in Luxembourg

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Liontrust Expands International Distribution with an Office in Luxembourg
  • James Beddall has been recruited as co-head of International Sales
  • Liontrust is in the process of setting up a Branch Office in Luxembourg, where James Beddall is based
  • He will market the funds in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Benelux and Nordic regions

Liontrust Asset Management has recruited James Beddall to work alongside Jonathan Hughes-Morgan as co-head of International Sales. Liontrust is in the process of setting up a Branch Office in Luxembourg, where James Beddall is based, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals.

James Beddall joins Jonathan Hughes-Morgan in selling Liontrust’s Dublin range of funds through global banks, private banks, multi-managers and institutional investors internationally, with the primary focus being on Continental Europe. He will market the funds in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Benelux and Nordic regions. Jonathan Harbottle, Head of Institutional Sales, will retain responsibility for some clients in continental Europe.

James Beddall, who has 17 years of experience in international sales, has joined Liontrust from F&C Investments where he was Head of International Wholesale Sales. He moved to Thames River Capital in 2007, which was then acquired by F&C in September 2010.

Prior to Thames River, James Beddall was Vice President and Director (from January 2003) of Credit Suisse Asset Management from 2000 to 2007. He joined CSAM to set up the fund sales and distribution in the Benelux region and later on took on responsibility for France, Spain, the UK, the Nordic region and Eastern Europe.

“I am excited about the challenge and opportunity of helping to grow international sales at Liontrust,” says James Beddall. “I was keen to join an asset management business with the desire and potential to grow significantly its international business.

“Liontrust has a strong range of funds and fund managers and we believe there will be demand for the Global Credit and Asia Income teams in particular. I am also looking forward to working again with Jonathan.”

John Ions, Chief Executive of Liontrust, says: “Expanding our sales effort in Continental Europe is the logical next step after the very strong growth in AuM we have generated in the UK over the past four years.

“With the recruitment of James, we have put together a very strong sales team to market our funds internationally. We are also actively looking for more fund management teams that will appeal to the Wholesale market in Continental Europe.”

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