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FundRock hires experienced sales and distribution director Hakim Bendriss

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FundRock Management Company SA has appointed Hakim Bendriss (pictured) as Director for Business Development. Bendriss has broad and deep fund distribution experience in Alternatives and UCITS spanning more than 15 years. 

His appointment adds to FundRock’s strong business development team and accelerate FundRock’s expansion in Europe. 

“At FundRock we are focused on continuously improving the strength of our team, infrastructure and service offering. Hakim is a commercially successful and vastly experienced fund professional. As Hakim comes from a hedge fund background, he understands the challenges faced by asset managers looking for the right way to market their products to a diverse range of clients across numerous markets,” says Greg Robinson-Kok, Executive Director of FundRock. 

Bendriss is experienced in all aspects of fund management and distribution. He started his career at Morgan Guaranty Trust’s investment management department in Paris, before joining Société Générale Fimat Tokyo, a leading futures and options brokerage.

In 2000 Bendriss moved into sales, joining Barep Asset Management, Société Générale’s hedge fund arm in Paris. There he built an impressive track record selling single hedge funds, fund of hedge funds and long only bond, credit, and equity funds to institutional investors. In April 2006 Hakim joined one of the world’s largest hedge funds, MAN Investments Switzerland, as institutional relationship manager. In January 2009, he moved to Luxembourg to run MAN Investments’ Luxembourg office. 

“FundRock is a leading Fund Management company with a strong platform and high standards. I was attracted by their dedication to provide connectivity across markets and impressed by the quality of service FundRock provides. Coming from the investment management side, I know how crucial it is to have a solid fund structure and strong service provider,” Bendriss says.
 
Bendriss holds a Financial Markets and Corporate Finance degree from the Reims School of Business, France.

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