ThomasLloyd strengthens Wholesale distribution team with two key appointments

Zurich, 6 April 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, has announced the appointment of Alan Burnett and Julia Pomer to two newly created senior wholesale distribution roles.

Industry veteran, Alan Burnett has been appointed as Director, Wholesale Clients UK and Ireland. Based in London, he will be responsible for broadening and deepening ThomasLloyd’s presence amongst Banks, Wealth Managers, Family Offices and Investment Platforms across UK and Ireland.

With more than 27 years’ experience of setting up and successfully driving UK wholesale offerings, Alan joins ThomasLloyd from Manulife Asset Management, where he was the Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Assets and Clients Relationships for UK and Ireland for just shy of five years. During his tenure, Alan was responsible for developing Manulife’s wholesale presence and introducing real assets to the UK Wholesale market.

Prior to Manulife, Alan was with Lyxor, where he built their alternatives and absolute return multi asset business in the UK wholesale market. He has also held other senior distribution roles at Martin Currie Investment Management, Liontrust Asset Management, AXA Asset Management and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Unit Trust Management.

Julia Pomer has been appointed as Director, Wholesale Clients Germany and Austria. Based at ThomasLloyd’s Zurich headquarters, Julia joins from Lazard Asset Management where she held a variety of senior roles for the past seven years including Vice President, Sales Manager of Third Party Distribution for Germany and Austria. During her tenure, Julia successfully developed long-standing relationships across the wholesale market she covered with a particular focus on family offices and wealth managers.

Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Group Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alan and Julia to ThomasLloyd to support the development and further expansion of our business.

“Both are well-known and highly regarded sales professionals who have deep experience and knowledge of real assets. Alan’s expertise and proven track record of setting up UK wholesale businesses will be highly beneficial and combined with Julia’s tenure of working with family offices and wealth managers across Germany and Austria, will complement our strategy of expanding our investor base.

“We have seen a recent surge of interest from funds buyers, selectors, banks and family offices who are looking to deploy their capital in sustainable manner that has a positive impact on people’s lives, communities and in helping to reduce global CO2 emissions. Our funds meet article 9 – the highest sustainability category under the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation with the ThomasLloyd Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund listed on Luxembourg Green Exchange.

“I look forward to working with Alan and Julia as we expand our offering into new markets and client segments.”

ThomasLloyd is signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI), supports various initiatives for sustainable investment such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Global Compact, the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) and the Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD). ThomasLloyd is an accredited partner of the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and an authorised partner of the European Investment Bank.