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Davy Asset Management, the international private wealth and asset management arm of the Davy Group, has appointed Doug Gordon (pictured) as its new Head of European Distribution.

The appointment signifies Davy Asset Management’s ambition to establish itself as a leading presence in the European funds industry, and its ongoing expansion internationally.
 
Gordon joins the firm from Threadneedle Investments, where he spent nine years as Sales Director, overseeing the firms’ Global Banks, Fund Managers, Stockbrokers and DFMs. Prior to this, he spent five years as an Investment Sales Manager at Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors), and two years in a similar role with HSBC Asset Management.
 
Gordon, who holds the full Investment Management Certificate and Investment Advice Certificate 1, will be based in Dublin.
 
Commenting on the hire, Paul Giblin, Chief Executive of Davy Asset Management says: “We are delighted to have Doug join our sales and marketing team. As Head of European Distribution Doug will help us to grow our footprint across Europe. Doug has a proven track record in the UK Funds market, and is going to play a leading role in our continued expansion. His experience speaks for itself, and we’re confident he can have a hugely positive impact on the business, our team and most importantly make a difference that matters to our clients.”
 
Gordon says: “I’m thrilled to have joined the business at such an exciting time, and looking forward to hitting the ground running. Davy are a hugely respected figure within the financial services industry, and we have a real opportunity to establish Davy Asset Management as a lead player within Europe. From a personal standpoint, I’m delighted to be working with such a knowledgeable and experienced team.”
 
Davy Asset Management is a key part of one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups, serving domestic and international clients for 90 years. The firm currently offers a diverse suite of strategies to both retail and institutional investors, including Global Equity Income, Global Ethical Equity, Global Mid-Cap Equity, Global Brands, and Global Multi-Manager.
 
The wider Davy group is a leading provider of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services. The group is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in London, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

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