Insight creates global head of distribution role

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Insight Investment has hired Paloma Partners’ Philip Anker as its global head of distribution.

Anker will report to Insight chief executive Abdallah Nauphal in his newly created role and will be based in London.

Subject to regulatory approval, he will join the asset manager’s executive management team and board of directors,

Nauphal says: “This newly created role reflects both the increasingly global nature of our business following the integration of Pareto and our continuing ambition to broaden and deepen our investment offering.”

Anker joins from multi-strategy hedge fund Paloma Partners, where he was head of investor relations and business development. He has also worked for The Blackstone Group, Citigroup Alternative Investments and Deutsche Bank.

“Insight has established an enviable reputation and franchise in the UK and Europe, and I am excited by the opportunity to build on this and help with the firm’s next stage of development,” Anker adds.