The five-strong European distribution team include former New Star employees André Haubensack, Mauro Loran, Arcangelo Barletta and Ghislaine Fournigault.
The team will be managed by Philip Goldsmith, who will assume the newly appointed position of managing director Europe.
Haubensack will assume the position of regional director Germanic countries, Loran will assume the position of regional director Iberia and Latin America, Barletta will assume the position of regional director of Italy and Ticino, and Fournigault will be based at Ignis’s London offices and will assume the position of regional director Benelux.
The new team will be responsible for the distribution of Ignis’s in-house products as well as funds from its joint venture boutique operations Argonaut Capital, Cartesian Capital and Hexam Capital.
The London-based support staff will assist the expansion of the investment firms distribution capabilities into Continental Europe.
Ignis sales and marketing director Jonathan Polin says: “Ignis is wholly committed to growing its presence in continental Europe and this significant investment highlights our ambition to become one of Europe’s leading asset management companies.”