Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Stefan Kuhn as Head of ETF Distribution, Europe, with effect from 1 April.
In the newly created position, Kuhn will be located in Kronberg, Germany, working to expand Fidelity’s European ETF business and further develop its product, marketing and distribution initiatives. He will report to Christophe Gloser, Head of Sales, Continental Europe.
“Stefan Kuhn is a highly experienced ETF expert and knows the European market exceptionally well. We welcome his decision to join Fidelity, further strengthening our ETF team. His extensive experience will play an important role as we continue to expand our ETF sales across Europe,” says Christian Machts, Chief Administrative Officer, Europe (CAO) at Fidelity International.
Since launch in 2017 Fidelity has continued to expand its product range and now offers investors twelve active ETFs. In addition to four income-oriented funds, six actively managed sustainability funds were recently added, including the Fidelity Sustainable Research Enhanced Equities ETFs. Through a systematic approach and use of Fidelity’s in-house extensive in-house research team, they aim to outperform their respective market index over the medium to long term.
Christophe Gloser, Head of Sales, Continental Europe, says: “Active management continues to be in Fidelity’s DNA and we have been very successful in translating this philosophy into the ETF segment. Our clients appreciate the fact we are expanding our offering in areas such as ETFs, private assets and digital assets in addition to the classic fund products. We will continue along this path in the coming months and years.”
Stefan Kuhn has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry and joins from State Street Global Advisors, where he was most recently responsible for the central region (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) as Head of SPDR ETFs. Previously, he held various positions at Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley.
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