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WisdomTree appoints head of UK and Nordic sales

Ravinder_AzadExchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist WisdomTree has appointed Ravinder Azad, previously at Invesco, as head of UK and Nordic sales.

In this newly-created role, Azad will be responsible for driving the firm’s sales and business development efforts across the north European regions.

At Invesco, Azad was UK ETF business development director for the last 12 years. He was responsible for building and developing Invesco’s PowerShares business in the UK, as well as its alternative weighted index strategies. Prior to that, he was part of the Invesco Perpetual Investment Trust sales team.

Alexis Marinof, head of WisdomTree Europe, said: “He brings deep knowledge of the UK investment management industry, particularly within the ETF market and across a wide range of traditional and smart-beta ETP [exchange-traded product] strategies.”

Azad said the appointment provides him with an “exciting opportunity” to leverage his experience at the fund manager.

WisdomTree also further strengthened its UK sales team with the appointments of Sam Coppell and Cameron Trundle in sales support roles. Sam Coppell joins from BlackRock where he was an asset reconciliation analyst. Cameron Trundle joins from Last Word Media where he was a sales manager.

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