forsyth partners appoints global head of sales

Published February 19th, 2007 - 07:57 GMT

DIFC based global asset management group, Forsyth Partners, has appointed Jon Nash as Global Head of Sales.  Nash joined Forsyth Partners Global Distributors in June 2005 as Head of Global Private Banking Relationships based out of the groups’ head office in Dubai.

Following his new appointment Nash is now responsible for coordinating all sales activities across the Distributors’ 8 offices.

Jon will work closely with regional directors, Gian Luca Giurlani, Guy Medcraft and Leo Wilde and collectively they will be following the group’s strategy to develop and strengthen relationships with banks, asset managers, other intermediates and institutions in all geographical regions.

Commenting on the appointment, Stuart Teasdale, Chief Executive Officer of Forsyth Partners Global Distributors said, “I’m delighted Jon has taken the opportunity to help take the Distribution arm at Forsyth Partners to the next level.  He is a dedicated and highly respected member of the team and I am confident Jon will continue to develop our sales strategy and build on our success to date.”

Jon Nash said, “Having worked with Forsyth Partners for a number of years, I understand its inherent strengths and I’m really excited about the opportunity to drive sales forward.”

Nash, who studied Economics and Politics at Durham University, has over seventeen years of investment industry experience.  Prior to Forsyth Partners he was Head of Pooled Fund Distribution for Western Asset in London having previously worked for Putnam as Senior Vice President, Sales Director of European, Middle East and Asian Sales.

About Forsyth Partners

Forsyth Partners has over USD 1.8 billion in a range of Forsyth funds and managed accounts and advises on around USD 2 billion in advisory contracts. With clients extending to over 600 companies in more than 55 countries, it has offices in the UK, Zurich, Sofia, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Seoul, South America as well as Dubai.
Forsyth Partners’ range of international offshore funds allows access to the complete range of asset classes including equities, fixed interest, hedge, property and commodities.  Forsyth Funds plc has two umbrellas; under the Forsyth Managed Selection Series the fund range includes international equity and bond funds.  All are managed on a fund of funds basis.  The Forsyth Tailored Selection Series includes single manager funds and at present contains Forsyth Lodsworth Global Emerging Market Debt Fund and, in time, will hold other single manager funds.

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