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JP Morgan AM hires three for ETF business

Three people including the head of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) business in France have joined JP Morgan Asset Management’s ETF business.

Olivier Paquier becomes head of Continental Europe ETF distribution with immediate effect after leaving SSGA where managed the ETF distribution team across Southern Europe and led SSGA’s French office. In the new role he will be based in London.

Ivan Durdevic, based in Zurich, becomes head of ETF distribution in Switzerland and joins from Amundi where he was deputy head of Swiss ETF and indexing sales. Durdevic first joined Amundi in October 2010, responsible for the ETF business in Germany and Austria.

John Harrington becomes head of beta and ETF product in London and joins from Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for new product development and maintaining existing ETFs. Harrington will be responsible for product in the firm’s beta strategies business.

Bryon Lake, who was appointed head of international ETFs at JP Morgan AM in March 2017 when the firm announced the creation of a UK and European business, said: “Each brings a significant amount of experience to their respective roles. As ETF specialists, their in-depth understanding of the nuances of the ETF market will help us continue to build a best in class business, as we take additional steps towards building our ETF capabilities internationally to serve our clients.”

The three recruits join John Adu, UK head of ETF distribution, and Tom Stephens, head of JP Morgan ETF international capital markets.

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