Continuing to expand its presence in Emerging and Frontier Markets, Pioneer Investments announced the appointment of Neal Jenkins as Head of Sales - Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. The appointment further underscores the company’s fiveyear strategy which aims predominantly at pursuing growth in the non-captive channels.
In this new role, he will have the responsibility for managing and growing Pioneer Investments’ relationships in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, with a primary focus on Sovereign Wealth Funds and other large public and corporate institutions. Based in London, Neal will report to Jack Lin, Head of Asia and Middle East. Commenting on this appointment, Jack Lin, said, “There is an increasing demand for global asset management solutions in these fast growing regions and we see excellent opportunities to offer our global capabilities at a local level, providing customised solutions by combining our
global investment insights to meet local client needs. Neal’s long-standing experience and his in-depth knowledge of dealing with large institutional clients in this region will be particularly valuable as we continue to establish our presence in these growth areas.”
With over 20 years’ financial markets experience; Neal joins Pioneer Investments from Janus Capital Group Inc. where he was the London-based Head of the Middle East and Africa Business. He joined Janus Capital in 2002, moving to his most recent role in 2008. He joined Janus from Merrill Lynch's joint venture with HSBC. Prior to this he held marketing roles with
Merrill Lynch. He began his career in institutional equity sales for Capel-Cure Myers, a former subsidiary of ANZ Bank in London.