Eaton Vance strengthens European presence with German hire

Eaton Vance Management (International) Limited (EVMI), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management, has  announced that Thomas Body has joined EVMI as the Business Development Director for Germany and Austria, reporting to TJ Halbertsma, Managing Director, EVMI. With the addition of Mr. Body, Eaton Vance is strengthening its support in the region to meet the growing client interest in Eaton Vance strategies and is awaiting regulatory approval to establish a local EVMI branch in Frankfurt. This office will be managed by Mr. Body, who is leading Eaton Vance’s regional distribution effort, continuing the business activities initiated by the head office in London. Effective today, Mr. Body is responsible for expanding EVMI’s client relationships with German pension funds, investment consultants, insurance companies and institutional fund buyers, as well as promoting EVMI investment strategies and identifying new distribution opportunities in Germany.

“We are delighted Thomas has joined Eaton Vance. He is ideally suited to head our business in Germany due to his ability to develop strong client relationships, depth of market knowledge and thorough understanding of the German regulatory framework,” said Mr. Halbertsma. “Eaton Vance is committed to growing the global business, and this initiative comes quickly on the heels of the recent opening of our office in Tokyo. We are excited to be able to offer German investors our flagship fixed-income and floating-rate products, equity strategies and several products with favourable Solvency II treatment, specifically aimed at the insurance market.”

 

Mr. Body joins Eaton Vance from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was Head of Business Development Financial Institutions, Europe ex UK. Mr. Body spent over 10 years at Aberdeen, where he was previously Senior Business Development Manager and Institutional Business Development Manager for Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Austria. He graduated from University of Applied Sciences Trier (Diplom Betriebswirt Fachhochschule (FH) Trier) with a degree in Business Administration and a focus on Tax, Control and Audit.