BUY SIDE

L&G’s fixed income distribution head departs for role at credit firm

Simon Males worked at Legal & General Investment Management as head of global fixed income distribution for more than three years.

By Hayley McDowell hayley.mcdowell@strategic-i.com September 06, 2017 1:32 PM GMT

Legal & General Investment Management’s head of global fixed income distribution has left the asset manager to join a corporate credit specialist firm.

Simon Males will join Muzinich & Co as head of institutional business - a newly created role - overseeing development of the firm’s UK client base and consultant relationships.

Males has extensive experience working on the buy-side having also worked at Pictet Asset Management as head of institutional business for five years.

George Muzinich, chairman and chief executive at Muzinich & Co, explained: “Males shares our strong belief in the importance of nurturing long-term client relationships based on trust and value-added performance.”

The addition to the team at Muzinich & Co comes as part of its plans to expand globally and follows a string of other senior leadership appointments.

Markus Taubert, formerly a head of institutional business at BlackRock, joined Muzinich & Co earlier this year as head of sales for Germany and Austria.