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JPMorgan hires institutional head of Europe
09 June 2014
Newly-created leadership role continues expansion of the institutional business team
JPMorgan Asset Management has hired Christoph von Reiche as
head of Europe for its institutional business.
Von Reiche's appointment is part of the firm's push to expand
the European institutional business team and highlights its aim
to help solve investment issues faced by European clients as
the region's outlook continues to change.
"[Von Reiche] has extensive European experience of serving
institutional clients; that experience will help… as
clients increasingly look to more sophisticated investment
strategies and solutions," said Mike O'Brien,
global head of JPMorgan Asset Management's institutional
"Since 2008, institutional investors have been rethinking and
redesigning how they invest. Traditional investment models are
less appealing than they were prior to 2008 and it is no
surprise that we have seen significant growth in not only
alternatives but also, more broadly, the adoption of a
solutions-based approach to investing," said von
Von Reiche joins JPMorgan Asset Management from Goldman Sachs
Asset Management (GSAM) where he has spent much of his career.
Most recently he was head of GSAM's institutional business in
Germany and Austria and has held a number of other senior
positions within the region prior to this.
O'Brien recently made a number of senior appointments across
JPMorgan's European institutional business, including James
Peagam as European head of insurance solutions, John Stainsby
as head of UK institutional business and Paul Sweeting as
European head of strategy.