QMA expands global distribution, naming Liisa Juntunen to lead U.K. consultant relationships

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QMA continues to expand its outreach to clients around the world, today naming Liisa Juntunen as head of U.K. consultant relations. QMA is the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions manager of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). QMA managed $127.6 billion as of June 30, 2018.

Based in London, Juntunen will spearhead efforts to expand QMAs relationships with consultants throughout the U.K. She joins the firm as an employee of PGIM Limited who is wholly dedicated to QMA, reporting to John Gee-Grant, head of international distribution and global consultant relations. Her appointment is effective October 1.

Juntunen is the newest member of a team being built by Adam Broder, head of global distribution for the company, and who hired Gee-Grant in January. Broder and Gee-Grant are designing the team to draw upon the depth of QMAs 40-plus years of quantitative equity and multi-asset expertise, while leveraging the full scale of PGIM, which is among the worlds largest asset managers. Broder was brought onboard in October 2017 by chairman and CEO Andrew Dyson who joined QMA in April 2016 with a mandate for global expansion of the business.

As we continue to expand globally, QMAs relationships and partnerships with investment consultants become ever more important, said John Gee-Grant. Liisa brings broad market and investment knowledge, along with deep experience in understanding consultant and institutional client needs, particularly in the U.K. Im confident her leadership will help us strengthen relationships and reinforce our commitment to delivering appropriate equity and multi-asset solutions to our clients.

Juntunen brings nearly 20 years of global client relationship management and sales expertise to QMA. She was previously head of the strategic client team at Legal & General Investment Management, overseeing a team of 11 client relationship managers. Earlier, she led teams focused on client and consultant relationship management at companies including Rogge Global Partners and Ignis Asset Management in the U.K. She also spent 11 years in the London and New York offices of AllianceBernstein, ultimately responsible for building the global product management platform for both growth and value equities. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Durham.

About QMA

QMA applies a disciplined, research-driven approach that seeks to identify and capture alpha opportunities and combines factor exposures to create diversified, risk-aware strategies designed for long-term performance.

Founded in 1975, QMA manages portfolios for a worldwide institutional client base, including corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, multi-employer pension plans, and sub-advisory accounts for other financial services companies. As of June 30, 2018, QMA had approximately $127.6 billion in assets under management.

About PGIM and Prudential Financial, Inc.

With 15 consecutive years of positive third-party institutional net flows, PGIM, the global asset management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world with more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018. PGIMs businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including fundamental equity, quantitative equity, public fixed income, private fixed income, real estate and commercial mortgages. Its businesses have offices in 15 countries across four continents

Prudentials additional businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities and retirement-related services. For more information please visit news.prudential.com.

Prudential Financial, Inc., of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential Plc., a company headquartered in the United Kingdom.