US asset management firm AllianceBernstein (AB) made two appointments to its product and customer relations team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Honor Solomon has been appointed Director of the Retail Investor segment for the EMEA region. Previously, he was responsible for retail distribution at Legal & amp; General investment management and oversaw the Banking & Intermediary Client Relations team of BlackRock UK’s discretionary management team. Honor Solomon will join AB in the first quarter of 2022 and will report to Onur Erzan, Head of Client Group. The firm indicates that its assets in the retail investor segment have increased by 47% since the beginning of 2019 in the EMEA region.
Mike Thompson has been named global director of AB’s bond business development strategy. The interested party joined the firm last December. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Financial Institutions, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations in Europe at ICG. Mike Thompson also spent 15 years at Pimco as Asia Ex-Japan Director, responsible for third-party distribution in Europe. He also worked at Western Asset Management and Franklin Templeton.
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