Simon Males has joined Muzinich & Co as managing director, head of institutional business. He will be responsible for the growth and development of the firm’s UK institutional client base and consultant relationships. Males was previously with Legal & General Investment Management where he was head of global fixed income distribution.
New York/London 6 September 2017: Muzinich & Co has hired Simon Males as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Business, effective this winter.
In this newly-created role, Simon will be responsible for the growth and development of the firm’s UK institutional client base and consultant relationships and will report directly to George Muzinich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“I am delighted to be joining such a well-established and respected corporate credit specialist”, said Simon Males. “Public and private debt will remain integral to institutional client portfolios. Pension funds, insurance companies and other institutional clients will continue to seek out solutions-oriented providers offering fixed income diversification and higher-yielding strategies to meet their liability and cash flow needs. Muzinich is renowned for its institutionally-focused approach to credit selection and I am looking forward to working with the management team to further expand and enhance these capabilities” he added.
“We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the firm and look forward to working with him very closely as we further develop our institutional business in the UK” said George Muzinich. “Simon shares our strong belief in the importance of nurturing long-term client relationships based on trust and value-added performance.”
Simon joins from Legal & General Investment Management where he was Head of Global Fixed Income Distribution. Prior to that he was Managing Director, Institutional Client Relations at Pramerica Fixed Income and before that spent five years as Head of Institutional Business at Pictet Asset Management.
The appointment comes as part of a staged plan to expand the firm’s presence globally and follows a number of senior appointments this year. Josh Hughes, who was leading Muzinich’s UK and Nordics effort has become Head of Global Distribution; Eric Pictet, previously Country Manager for France, moved to Singapore to lead the firm’s wholesale and institutional business in Asia; and Markus Taubert joined earlier this year as Country Manager, Head of Sales for Germany and Austria from Blackrock, where he was Head of Institutional Business for Germany and Austria.