Aviva Investors appoints Head of Southern European Wholesale

(London) Aviva Investors announces the appointment of Paolo Sarno as Head of Wholesale, Southern Europe.

Paolo will be based in Milan with responsibility for growing and managing Aviva Investors’ business across Southern Europe with a primary focus on Italy.  He is supported by the Southern Europe client servicing team with plans to add further resources to serve our growing client base.  He reports to TJ Voskamp, Global Head of Wholesale Distribution. 

Paolo brings over 12 years’ experience of developing and managing client relationships within the European investment industry.  He joins from La Financière de l'Echiquier, where he was Country Head and launched the Italian branch.  He was responsible for managing the local sales team and developing a strategic plan to grow and increase the client base within Italy, Monaco and Ticino.

TJ Voskamp, Global Head of Wholesale Distribution, said:  

“As one of the fastest growing mutual fund markets in Europe, Italy is a key focus of our European expansion.  Paolo’s experience of launching a branch and building a client base make him ideally qualified to grow our distribution presence within the Italian wholesale market.”

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