Key Promotions in London
Loomis Sayles Investments Limited announced two key promotions to its team in London. First, Christine Kenny has been named head of the London office. Second, Chris Yiannakou has been named director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) institutional services, and, upon regulatory and board approval, will join Christine as a managing director of the firm. Christine will report to Kevin Charleston, chief executive officer, and Jae Park, chief investment officer. Chris will report to both John Gallagher, director of institutional services, and Christine. These promotions are effective as of October 1, 2015.
Christine is now responsible for the overall operations of the firm’s London office, in addition to her duties as a managing director, senior fixed income strategist and compliance officer. Christine, who joined Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. in 2001 as a fixed income trader, relocated to London to open the office in 2011. Since its opening, the London office has grown steadily in staff and assets and now serves as the hub for Loomis Sayles’ EMEA operations, as well as a pivotal home base for research analysts and traders focused predominately on European markets.
Chris will be responsible for institutional client development and servicing for the UK, continental Europe and the MENA regions, as well as overseeing activities with global and regional investment consultants. Chris was one of the first team members to join the Boston-based asset manager’s London office. He joined as director of consultant relations primarily responsible for UK and continental European consultant coverage and strategy. During his tenure, he has also been responsible for managing a number of public and corporate institutional client relationships in the UK.
“London is a critical centre for our focus and outreach to clients, prospects and investment consultants in the EMEA region,” said Kevin Charleston. “Christine and Chris excel at building relationships and have both contributed immensely to raising our profile within the asset management communities across these regions.”
Loomis Sayles currently manages £18 billion in European/MENA assets for institutions and offers an extensive range of UCITS and SICAV pooled fund solutions. These investment products are actively marketed and distributed by Loomis Sayles’ parent company, Natixis Global Asset Management.