La Française, a multi-expertise asset management group with nearly EUR56 billion under management, has appointed David Martin as Head of Business Development for Switzerland. He will report to Gerardo Duplat, Head of International Business Development.
Martin joins the international team after twenty years at La Française Group, during which he has developed the securities and real estate business, in his role as Sales Director for institutional investors – France. He has a sound knowledge of the entire range of funds and expertise offered by La Française and a vast experience in serving the needs of institutional investors. These skills give him a broad technical know-how and will allow him to support Swiss professional investors in their investment decisions. He will undertake these new responsibilities alongside his current role as Sales Director – Institutional Investors, France.
Martin has twenty-eight years of experience in the asset management industry, supporting and advising Institutional Investors with their allocation strategies (securities and real estate). He began his career in 1993 as a bond broker developing the Institutional client base of CPR London (Credit Agricole Group). During the next step in his career, from 1996 to 2002, David worked for CPR AM Paris and covered a full range of securities solutions tailor-made for the institutional investors. David joined La Française in 2002 as Sales Director – France. He is currently Sales Director for French institutional investors and was recently promoted to Head of Business Development for Switzerland.
Martin holds a graduate degree with a concentration in Corporate and Market Finance from NEOMA Rouen.
Gerardo Duplat, Head of International Business Development, says: “Switzerland, with its variety of sub-markets, is a key region for business development. I am confident that David, given his level of technical expertise, will play a decisive role in the successful business development of the Swiss market.”