M&G Investments today (16 January) named two senior appointments in its global distribution team as part of the firm’s strategy to expand its distribution capabilities in Europe and Asia.

It said both appointments will play an important role in providing investors with greater access to the firm’s broad range of investment capabilities across public and, increasingly, private markets.

Martin Herbon (pictured above) joined the business on Monday 15 January in London as head of global banks, reporting to Neal Brooks.

With over 20-years of international experience in financial services, he will be responsible for leading M&G’s relationships with Global Financial Institutions.

Herbon and his team will work together with Ignacio Rodriguez, head of Americas and US Global Banks, and M&G’s asian distribution teams under the leadership of Amy Cho, to align and expand M&G’s partnerships across all international markets focusing on strategic, long-term partnerships with major distributors.

He joins from Natixis Investment Managers, where he was most recently head of global financial Institutions. Prior to this, he held different positions at Royal Bank of Canada, Union Capital Group and Merrill Lynch.

Otto Donner (pictured below) is promoted to head for the Nordics. One of Europe’s key areas for institutional investors, Otto’s appointment reflects his strong contribution in broadening M&G’s footprint in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway to around €4bn of assets under management.

Donner will continue to build on this success and deepen relationships with insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional clients in the region. Having joined M&G in 2020, he is based in Stockholm and continues to report to Robert Heaney, head of institutional distribution, EMEA.

Neal Brooks, global head of product & distribution at M&G, said: “Over the past year we have been investing in and shaping our distribution capabilities to ensure we are best placed to provide clients with excellent service and to position us for growth across our investment platform.

"Martin and Otto have a wealth of experience and relationships in their respective areas and deep understanding of the challenges faced by our clients, and how M&G’s investment solutions can meet their need. I am delighted to welcome Martin and Otto in their new roles as we continue to grow our footprint and client serving capabilities.”