UK/SPAIN – Gabriel Martinez de Aguilar has been appointed as director of Spanish institutional business at Barclays Global Investors’ (BGI) London office.

In his new position Martinez will be responsible for growing the company’s institutional business in Spain and introducing new products, as well as reporting on the market to PeterPaul Pardi, head of Southern European institutional business at the company.
“ The combination of Barclays Global Investors’ product offering for institutional investors and the reputation of the Barclays brand in Spain provides a very desirable opportunity,” says Martinez.

Martinez formerly headed up Citigroup Asset Management’s Spanish operation for 12 years. Prior to this he worked as a portfolio manager at private bank BANIF, part of Madrid based Banco Santander Central Hispano.
“ We are very excited to have an individual with such a broad experience in the Spanish market to further our rapidly expanding business in Spain,” says Pardi.