Manulife Investment Management continues to expand in Europe with senior distribution appointment in Germany

“We are delighted to welcome Nicole to the EMEA Distribution team in this new role on the ground in Germany as part of our new German branch,” said Marco Zanuso, Head of EMEA Distribution, Manulife Investment Management. “Nicole’s expertise and the extensive network she has built in the German market throughout her career will be key in bringing our capabilities to investors.”

Nicole brings over two decades of institutional and retail sales experience to her new role. She joins Manulife Investment Management from Credit Suisse Asset Management in Frankfurt, where she was responsible for institutional sales to asset management clients, with a focus on insurance companies, pension institutions and corporate treasuries. She spent another seven years with the organization as head of structured product sales, head of central Europewhere she led teams in London and Frankfurt.

Manulife Investment Management’s new German office is located in Frankfurt am Main, where Nicole will be based. Nicole will work closely with and report directly to Christos Tsaravas, Head of DACH Distribution, Manulife Investment Management.

Nicole Kudlek said, “I am delighted to join us at an exciting time for the business, as we continue to grow Manulife Investment Management’s European presence and bring additional capabilities to investors in the DACH region.”

With assets of approximately €3.2 billionand an annual growth rate of 8.6%, Germany is the largest and fastest growing fund market in the European Union.1 Expansion in the DACH region is a key focus for the firm’s European operations to reach other investors through its broad range of public and private market strategies.

“We have seen significant investor interest in our extensive Asia capacity in the bond, equity and private markets. These discussions include investment solutions for investors pursuing strategies to limit or neutralize carbon in their portfolios,” added Christos Tsaravas. “We are delighted to have Nicole on the team, who will help bring these diverse investment options to new and existing clients. .”

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