Sylvain Agar was named head of international financial institutions at Wells Fargo Asset Management, one of four appointments to the international distribution team, a spokeswoman said.
All of the positions are new. Mr. Agar oversees the strategic direction and sales activities of the firm's international financial institutions business. He was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa ex-U.K. institutional at Janus Henderson Investors. A Janus spokeswoman said the EMEA ex-U.K. team will now report to Nick Adams, head of EMEA institutional.
Matt Craddock joined as a director on the institutional client and consultant relations team. Mr. Craddock is responsible for the U.K. consultant relationship strategy and for delivering strategies to U.K.-based institutional clients. He was a senior investment consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. A PwC spokesman was not immediately available to comment.
Gabriel Gilarranz joined as a senior associate, responsible for consultant relationship coverage in EMEA. He supports the consultant relations and institutional client teams. Mr. Gilarranz was a vice president of business development at eVestment. An eVestment spokesman said the firm is in the process of recruiting and expects to fill the position soon.
Maja Jankovic joined as a director for WFAM international business development, responsible for the development of the Italian and Italian-speaking Swiss markets. Ms. Jankovic was a sales and client relationship manager for wholesale clients at Schroders Italy.
"With this incredible influx of experience and talent, WFAM is in an even better position to provide our international clients with innovative solutions to help them meet their financial goals — and to help our firm serve the needs of a greater breadth of international investors," said Deirdre Flood, head of international distribution for WFAM, in a news release.
The WFAM spokeswoman said the firm has $483 billion in assets under management.