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Global Multi Asset Solutions
Why Santander Asset Management for Global Multi Asset Solutions?
Global Multi Asset Solutions specialise in the provision of client investment solutions, including risk profiled portfolios, segregated mandates, guided architecture and bespoke institutional research and advice.
Our multi-award winning team is based across the globe (London, Madrid, Frankfurt, Lisbon and USA), and cater to a wide range of clients.
The Global Multi Asset Solutions centralized investment process is based around consistency, robustness, scalability and leveraging skills and specialisms within the team. It looks to break down the available sources of alpha within a portfolio and focus on these areas, one of which is asset allocation. The process also comprises asset class strategy, bottom-up selection and risk controls and management, all of which can generate alpha.
Manager Research & Selection
José María Martínez-Sanjuan has 22 years’ experience in financial markets. He joined Santander Asset Management in 2011, having previously worked for five years at Banif as Head of Fund Selection and Alternative Investments. Prior to Banif, José Maria worked at a number of financial institutions, including Barclays and Citibank, as Portfolio Manager of fixed income funds, quantitative strategies and multi manager portfolios. José Maria graduated in Economics from the Complutense University in Madrid and holds a Master in Financial Markets from ICADE. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Certificate.
- 8 x Research Analysts
Multi Asset Solutions
Stefano Amato is Head of Multi Asset Solutions at Santander Asset Management UK, after joining in September 2017 to initially focus on Asset Allocation and Total Return mandates. Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London, where Stefano was part of the Endowments and Foundations Group and was responsible for managing institutional portfolios including asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, risk management and client communications. Prior to J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Stefano was Head of Portfolio Management at Centurion Portfolio Managers – a UK-based multi-family office – where he focused on building and managing multi asset portfolios focused on long-term returns. Stefano has 13 years’ experience in investments spanning both sell-side and buy-side experience, having started his career with roles in equity derivatives at Lehman Brothers and Societe Generale. Stefano holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School, along with a Masters in Behavioural Economics and a BA in Communication Sciences and Technologies from IULM University in Milan, Italy.
- 3 x Portfolio Strategist
- 2 x Portfolio Managers
- 1 x Quantitative Analyst
- 1 x Portfolio Analyst
Cristina Rodriguez-Iza joined Santander Asset Management in 2000 as an Equity Fund Manager. Since then, she has performed different roles in the investment team including an Equity Fund Manager and a Multi Asset Fund Manager, taking responsibility for both direct and multi manager funds. Furthermore, she has participated in different projects at a corporate level, reporting directly to Santander Asset Management's Global CIO. She is currently Head of Investment Solutions in the Global Multi Asset Solutions team. Cristina started her career at the end of 1996 as a Macroeconomic Analyst in Gesbansander (asset manager) and Santander Investment (broker). She previously worked as an Equity Analyst in Argentaria / BBVA Gestión. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is a CFA Charterholder.
- 2 x Investment Analysts
- 3 x Discretionary Manager