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LONDON, 21 Sept. 2022 – PGIM Quantitative Solutions (PGIM Quant), the quantitative and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, has bolstered its distribution team with the appointment of Cyrus Cottin as head of International Distribution, and the promotion of Pam Clancy to head of Global Consultant Relations, effective immediately. PGIM is the US$1.3 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
Based in London, Cottin reports to Brian Carroll, PGIM Quant’s head of Global Distribution. In his role, Cottin is responsible for developing and leading PGIM Quant’s distribution strategy across Europe and APAC, as well as driving the expansion across both existing and new relevant markets. Cottin will support distribution efforts across the firm’s three key investment platforms: Quantitative Equity, Multi Asset and PGIM Wadhwani.
Carroll said: “Deepening our commitment to servicing international clients reflects the accelerated demand we are seeing across these markets for diversified quantitative investment solutions. We are delighted to welcome Cyrus; his knowledge and experience will help enhance the business across Europe and APAC as we continue to strengthen client relationships across these key markets.”
Cottin joins from Eastspring Investments where he was director of distribution, Europe and Middle East. Prior to this, he was head of distribution, Switzerland, France and Germany, for BrightSphere Investment Group and held business development roles at Amundi ESG and Amundi Alternative Investments.
Cottin said: “I have been impressed by PGIM Quant’s commitment to international markets and dedication to building the local infrastructure, while bringing tailored investment solutions to investors where we continue to see increased demand, particularly PGIM Wadhwani. I look forward to continuing to grow the firm’s presence in Europe and APAC.”
PGIM Wadhwani specialises in systematic macro investing and provides diversifying strategies that aim to perform well in a variety of environments including those in which equity markets do poorly or inflation is high and volatile. These strategies are either available on a stand-alone basis or can be used to create customised overlay solutions.
In addition to Cottin’s appointment, Pam Clancy has been promoted to head of Global Consultant Relations. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Clancy was previously head of US Consultant Relations.
Reporting to Carroll, Clancy oversees a team of five, based across San Francisco, the Midwest, Newark and London. She is responsible for coordinating all global consultant activities and deepening relationships in the consultant community.
Carroll added: “Pam’s excellent track record allows for the continued strengthening of our key partnerships with consultants across the globe, especially as we see steady growth in demand for systematic solutions that provide targeted alpha, diversified returns and customised outcomes.”
PGIM Quant also recently appointed London-based Apostolos Katsaris as senior client portfolio manager for the PGIM Wadhwani liquid-alts platform.
ABOUT PGIM QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS
As the quantitative and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, PGIM Quantitative Solutions seeks to help solve complex investment problems with custom systematic solutions across the risk/return spectrum. Our modular portfolio construction simplifies our design of client-specific solutions. We can customise down to the stock level for portfolio considerations, with product offerings that range from core solutions and systematic macro to multi-asset portfolios and overlays. All of our options can be harnessed to provide stable return streams uncorrelated with existing strategies.
PGIM Quantitative Solutions manages portfolios for a worldwide institutional client base, including corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, multiemployer pension plans, and subadvisory accounts for other financial services companies. As of 30 June 2022, PGIM Quantitative Solutions had approximately US$91.5 billion in assets under management.
PGIM Wadhwani LLP was founded in October 2002 as Wadhwani Asset Management (WAM) by Dr. Sushil Wadhwani, CBE. Investment operations commenced in January 2003. PGIM Wadhwani is a London-based asset management company, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (219900), which specialises in systematic/quantitative macro investing. The diversifying strategies offered aim to do well during periods when equity markets are struggling.
PGIM is the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a leading global investment manager with nearly US$1.3 trillion in assets under management as of 30 June 2022. With offices in 17 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
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