Independent asset management firm Fiera Capital Corporation announces the appointment of Klaus Schuster as their new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Klaus’ new role is a reflection of Fiera Capital’s growth and expansion in EMEA.
Klaus will be responsible for driving the end-to-end market strategy for this key region and will directly lead the company’s distribution and marketing teams across EMEA, providing executive leadership for all employees across all functions in the region.
“I am thrilled to be joining Fiera Capital, as I share their customer-centric focus, entrepreneurial values and commitment to broadening the Fiera Capital footprint in this strategic region. I look forward to working closely with Fiera Capital’s talented team, while building upon the Company’s foundation to drive results underpinned by its next-phase strategy and vision.”Klaus Schuster, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Fiera Capital Corporation
Armed with over 25 years’ experience in international financial services, Klaus has built and managed successful distribution and sales businesses locally, regionally and globally, with an outstanding network of institutional, financial intermediary and wealth clients.
“A proven leader with an unrelenting focus on client success, Klaus is uniquely qualified to leverage Fiera’s capabilities in the region and drive organic growth, in line with our overall strategic objectives. As we continue to successfully realign the company to a regionalised distribution model, this structure will give us closer proximity to clients and enhance the collaboration between our investment teams.”Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the Board and Global CEO, Fiera Capital
Before joining Fiera Capital, Klaus fulfilled the role of Chief Executive Officer, EMEA & Global Head of Wealth Management Distribution at a global asset manager in London.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Augsburg in Germany.
Klaus’ appointment follows a string of promotions Fiera Real Estate made earlier in the year, the company’s UK arm that provides investment advisory, investment management services or offers investment funds in the UK.