Thames River Capital has hired James Beddall to front its drive into Europe.
Beddall, who joins from Credit Suisse Asset Management, has been hired as the firm’s European sales executive.
Based in Luxembourg, he will be responsible for developing Thames River's presence throughout Benelux as well as in the French institutional market.
Beddall helped establish the mutual fund sales and distribution business in the Benelux region for CSAM. He held various positions which included responsibility for all their mutual fund business in Benelux, France, Spain, the UK, Nordic and Central & Eastern European markets.
Prior to this he spent a number of years with JP Morgan Asset Management where he held a range of European sales roles.
Edward Morse, Thames River sales director, says: “Having known James both professionally and personally for over 10 years, it will be a great pleasure to work with him once again.
“His wealth of experience of the European funds marketplace will be invaluable in helping Thames River achieve its ambition of becoming a leading pan-European provider of high performance funds, be they traditional, hedge or multi-manager.”
Thames River's says its fund distribution business in Continental Europe has grown rapidly in recent years and expansion into the huge savings markets of Europe is a strategic imperative for the company.
It currently has funds authorised under UCITS III legislation for distribution in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway and the UK and is progressing plans to gain further authorisations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
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