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First Sentier Investors expands its institutional distribution team in EMEA with two new hires

Monday, 5 September 2022: First Sentier Investors, a leading global investment manager, has today announced the appointment of Charline Jezequel and Sascha Beisheim as senior institutional business development directors. Responsible for further developing and implementing the firm’s distribution strategy for institutional clients, Charline covers the UK and Middle East markets and is based in London, while Sascha serves the German market from Frankfurt.

First Sentier views EMEA as a strategic market and an important part of its plans for future growth. The firm provides investment solutions in global, Asia Pacific and emerging market equities, listed infrastructure, direct infrastructure and property securities for institutional and wholesale investors.

Harry Moore, global head of distribution, said: “Our investment product offering is strongly aligned to the characteristics institutional investors are looking for, including inflation protection, long-term views, a focus on capital preservation, and sustainability considerations. The institutional market in EMEA is a key growth area for us and Charline and Sascha’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business there.”

Charline joins from Amundi, where she was most recently head of insurance for its UK institutional sales group. She also held previous institutional sales roles there, focusing on UK insurance companies, pension funds, banks and private equity firms in the UK, and institutional sovereign wealth funds, family offices and wholesale clients in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Before that, Charline held positions in Dubai at Rasmala and Triago, and at Credit Suisse in London.

Sascha was previously at Swiss Life Asset Managers, where he was responsible for acquisition and relationship management for its institutional client base, which included pension funds, insurance companies, foundations and consultants. Prior to that, he worked in institutional client facing roles at Fidelity international and Quaesta Capital. 


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About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors manages more than £123.0 billion (€142.9 billion) in assets (as at 30 June 2022) on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide.

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. First Sentier Investors’ expertise spans a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors focused on delivering sustainable investment success based on responsible investment principles. First Sentier Investors is a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code.

Formerly known as First State Investments, the firm was acquired from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2019 by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

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In the UK, issued by First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 143359). Registered office Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB number 2294743.

In the EEA, issued by First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited is registered in the Republic of Ireland, No: 629188. Registered offices: 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Elsewhere, issued by First Sentier Investors International IM Limited which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (registered number 122512). Registered office: 23 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1BB number SCO79063.

First Sentier Investors entities referred to in this document are part of First Sentier Investors a member of MUFG, a global financial group. First Sentier Investors includes a number of entities in different jurisdictions. MUFG and its subsidiaries do not guarantee the performance of any investment or entity referred to in this document or the repayment of capital. Any investments referred to are not deposits or other liabilities of MUFG or its subsidiaries, and are subject to investment risk including loss of income and capital invested.