Algebris hires Douglas Branson as Head of Business Development

Algebris, a leading global asset management firm, has appointed Douglas Branson as Head of Business Development.

Based in the London headquarters, Branson’s primary task will be to further develop Algebris’ presence and reach. His focus will be to ensure Algebris has the right presence in new and existing markets – whether in terms of products, client support and marketing – in order to support and expand its client base.  

With nearly 22 years of experience in a number of roles, Branson spent his last 16 years at GAM where he was Head of UK Distribution for the last three years. In this role he also developed board and management committee level experience.

Alex Lasagna, Algebris’ Deputy CEO, said: “Douglas has broad experience in the asset management industry, leading numerous strategic initiatives throughout his career. This dovetails well with the expertise we already have in-house and we are pleased to have attracted someone with his wealth of industry knowledge to the company.”

Branson said: “I am excited about the opportunity to join Algebris, a firm that invests alongside its clients to provide diversified investment strategies to generate consistent long-term returns and income for investors. The company’s strong brand and reputation for investment performance give it huge potential for future growth and I am excited by the opportunity of helping shape that.”