Lyxor appoints CEO of UK arm

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Pierre Gil as CEO of its UK arm in a bid to boost its exposure to the market.

Gil will be based in London, reporting to Lyxor’s CEO Inès de Dinechin and locally to Ian Fisher, UK chief country officer for Societe Generale.

Gil will combine his new role with his current position as head of international development for Lyxor.

The French asset management firm also announced its debt fund management segment of Societe Generale, formerly known as Egret Management, is also joining Lyxor and has been renamed as Lyxor Asset Management UK.

The funds under management will continue to be managed by the same team, who will be integrated into Lyxor’s division and will continue to be headed by Thierry de Vergnes.