Niels has more than 30 years of asset management, sales and distribution experience having held senior positions at a number of leading international investment firms – most recently as a Partner at Altrinsic Global Advisors where he was responsible for business development and client service activities.

He has also held senior roles at American Century Investments and Franklin Templeton Investments where he led a range of client and consultant relationships. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Niels has also served as Chairman and Director of Perterra Funds plc, in addition to being on the Board of Directors for the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) in both the US and Europe.

In his consultancy role at JPES, Niels will work with the firm’s Business Development and Strategy team to guide clients on a range of key business initiatives relating to consultant relations, client relationship management, sales and distribution strategy with a specific focus on North America.

Julian Samways, Founder and Managing Director of JPES Partners, said: “We have seen extremely strong growth and demand for our consultancy services globally over the last year, reflecting the highly competitive nature of the asset management industry in which we operate. Niels’ experience complements the existing skillsets that we have developed in recent years, with his insights into sales, distribution and client relationship management in the US market providing a particularly valuable addition to our capabilities, which we believe will be of substantial benefit to our clients”.

Niels Andersen added: “JPES has developed a strong reputation for the quality of its consultancy services and its ability to provide insights and support that tangibly add to asset managers’ business development activities. I have been impressed by the quality of the consultancy team the firm has developed and look forward to working with these individuals to further build this area of JPES’s business”.