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Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has appointed Gad Amar Global Head of Business Development

Appointment - 11/7/2017

Gad Amar will take up the position of Global Head of Business Development at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management from November 6 2017. He will be based in Paris, sit on the Executive Committee and report to Vincent Taupin, Global CEO Asset Management and Chairman of the Executive Board at Edmond de Rothschild (France).

Gad was previously head of client distribution for France, Belgium and Luxembourg at BlackRock and will actively contribute to Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management’s strategic development in Europe. This appointment represents a major step forward in our efforts to extend our presence among institutional investors, distribution partners and IFAs. 

Vincent Taupin said, “We are delighted to welcome Gad Amar who is a trusted professional in the European investment management business. His in-depth grasp of our core markets and players will help us harness our diverse and highly distinctive investment management offer to develop closer client relationships and meet their needs. His rich experience will also help us seize industry opportunities.”

Gad Amar added, “I am delighted to be joining the Edmond de Rothschild Group, an investment firm with strong convictions which is affirming its singularity in a rapidly changing world. The Group is a major trailblazer with a focus on innovation and I look forward to helping it grow.”  

Gad Amar, 45, started his career in 1996 at RBC Dominion Securities in Montreal. From 1998 to 2009, he held various sales positions working with institutional client and in distribution, first for Fidelity Canada and then at JP Morgan Asset Management in Paris. In 2010, he was put in charge of client distribution (France and Monaco) at BlackRock and then in 2014 was appointed head of the London-based Strategic Product Management team with a seat on the European Executive Committee. In 2017, he was appointed head of client distribution for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. At the same time, he was made head of the development team for the largest family offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gad Amar, CFA, holds a master in business administration from the university of Paris Dauphine.

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