WisdomTree Builds Out UCITS ETF Platform With France and Sweden Registrations
Smart Beta ETF issuer makes key sales hires to support growing offering in Europe
WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor announced that its UCITS ETFs are now available for sale in France and Sweden. In Europe, WisdomTree currently has a total of 26 UCITS ETFs listed across five exchanges and a net AUM of $992.8m1 including its UCITS ETFs and Boost Short & Leverage Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs).
Henri Boua joins as a Sales Executive for France, having spent the last three years at ETF Securities where he was in charge of business development and sales for France and Monaco. Prior to this, Boua was at Tradition as a structured product sales and structurer.
Tobias Nilsson is the Sales Executive covering the Finnish and Swedish markets. Tobias joined from State Street Global Advisors where he led the intermediary-channel business development efforts covering Nordic banks and asset managers. He has also previously supported the Nordic market for Lyxor ETFs.
As part of the build-out of the European platform, WisdomTree has also made several key hires to its sales teams including:
- Marcus Weyerer, Sales Executive, Germany: Marcus was previously at Intesa Sanpaolo where he was responsible for Money Market Sales covering corporate and institutional clients in the German-speaking region of Europe. Prior to that, he was at Commerzbank in their Private Banking Securities sales team. He will be focused on building WisdomTree’s presence in Northern Germany.
- Philipp Staudacher, Sales Associate, Germany: Philipp joins from AIG Europe. He has a wide range of experience in sales, trading and operations gained from the insurance, asset management and hedge fund industry. He has previously worked at Brevan Howard, BlueBay Asset Management and Merrill Lynch.
- Matteo Milanesi, Sales Associate, Italy: Matteo comes to WisdomTree from Edmond de Rothschild where he was a Fixed Income Salesperson covering Italy and Switzerland.
The latest registrations in Sweden and France come off a prolific year for WisdomTree, having recently registered in Finland in February, as well as celebrating its first year of listing in Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
“As a firm, we constantly look for areas where we think we can make an impact,” said Nizam Hamid, Head of ETF Strategy, Europe. “France is one of the largest ETF markets in Europe, and Sweden have a strong history of adopting innovative and alternative index strategies, especially in the transparent, cost-effective ETF structure. We’re delighted to bring our ‘smart’ beta ETFs to both of these countries as we continue to grow in Europe.”
1 as of 31 May 2016