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Fund DD provider hires former Pictet salesman

Global Wealth Management People Moves June 2019

Fund DD provider hires former Pictet salesman

Former Pictet and Goldman salesman Paul Gaston has taken on the position of commercial director at AssetQ.

AssetQ, owned by SigMacity, is a depository of fund due diligence information. Mr Gaston will work with IFAs and investment managers to build the business.

Mr Gaston has over 30 years’ financial services experience, most recently he worked as a consultant for a French asset management company developing their UK infrastructure. He was formerly head of UK sales for Pictet and also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs and Fidelity.

Paul Gaston

Amery Thomas, director of SigMacity welcomed Mr Gaston.

“Paul brings with him a wealth of experience in financial services which will greatly help AssetQ provide a first-class service to our clients and the industry as a whole.”

SigMacity’s AssetQ is a semi-automated solution for suitability checks on client investments. It is designed to open up a flow of accurate, key information from the fund provider to the fund buyer, presented in a clear format enabling ease of comparative analysis.

Clients include Blackrock, Brooks MacDonald, Quilter and Rathbones.