Investment management firm Edentree has made two promotions within its distribution team.
Adrian Judge has become head of international distribution, having been head of wholesale and FIG distribution, with James Tomlinson stepping up from his role of regional sales director to that of head of wholesale distribution for the UK.
Andy Clark, CEO of Edentree, said: “We’re seeing growing appetite in responsible and sustainable investment solutions across the globe, where many of our clients have expressed to us their desire to have funds available beyond the UK.”
He added: “We, therefore, believe the opportunity to broaden our geographical footprint is now here. We are committed to investing in our distribution team to help our clients achieve their financial goals that are aligned with Edentree’s core belief in performance with principles no matter where they are in the world.”
In his new role, Judge will aid Edentree as it prepares for a multi-country expansion and help the firm identify and define its target clients and markets. He will lead Edentree’s profile and client base expansion by building on existing wholesale relationships and creating the bridge into the Channel Islands, Dublin, and ultimately, Europe.
The firm said that Tomlinson, meanwhile, will utilise his experience to help Edentree broaden its footprint and market share into private banks, family offices, asset managers, and larger financial institutions operating in and beyond the UK. He will lead the team and work directly with clients to deepen the firm’s relationship with wealth and discretionary advisers.
Philip Baker, head of distribution, said: “The promotion of Adrian and James is testament to EdenTree’s ongoing commitment to expand its offerings to clients across the UK and Europe in order to support a growing number of green investors who are eager to leverage EdenTree’s expertise in other markets.”
He added: “With our strong heritage of being the pioneer of ESG investing in the UK combined with decades of industry experience within our distribution team, we’re excited to capitalise on the wealth of expertise we have at our disposal and continue to secure our place as the ultimate ESG specialist fund provider at home and abroad.”