ETF provider Invesco PowerShares has hired iShares' Kristian Walesby as head of ETF capital markets for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as the company builds a presence in Europe.
Walesby, who spent three years at BlackRock's iShares developing the capital markets platform, has been tasked with spearheading Invesco PowerShares’ capital markets' growth strategy in Europe.
'As the ETF market grows rapidly in Europe, we have been focusing on significantly boosting our team and Kris is our next significant hire to ensure we can make an impact. His role will provide an essential link to the markets and stock exchanges in this region, that will further support and empower our clients, distribution partners and internal teams on all aspects of trade execution,' Bryon Lake, head of Invesco PowerShares – EMEA, said.
Invesco Powershares has more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds (ETFs).