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WisdomTree Appoints State Street Veteran Alexis Marinof as Head of European Distribution

Wednesday 05th July '17

ETF industry veteran with extensive experience assumes European
leadership role 


WisdomTree, an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis Marinof as Head of European Distribution for WisdomTree. Alexis brings over 18 years’ experience to WisdomTree and has a proven track record in building multi-product pan-European ETF businesses. 


Alexis joins WisdomTree from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) where he held a number of senior roles, most recently as EMEA Head of SPDR ETFs and Managing Director in London. At SSGA, he also held the roles of EMEA Distribution Chief Operating Officer in London, Head of Middle East and Africa in Dubai and Head of the Nordic Region in Brussels. 


Alexis will lead WisdomTree’s European distribution efforts and is supported by dedicated relationship and distribution personnel covering Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Switzerland and the UK.


Alexis will report to David Abner, Head of Europe, and replaces Morgan Lee who is returning to WisdomTree’s headquarters in the United States on the Institutional Distribution team as Regional Director for the West Coast.


David Abner said: “Alexis brings exceptional industry knowledge from his experience at State Street Global Advisors, where he managed all aspects of the EMEA ETF business across a diverse client base. I look forward to Alexis’s contributions as part of our ongoing efforts to expand and deepen the relationships we have across our diverse, pan-European investors and traders.”


Alexis said: “I’ve always admired WisdomTree’s unique and differentiated research-driven solutions for investors. I am delighted to be joining a strong ETF and ETP innovator with a leading global footprint and increasing ambition in Europe.”


Notes to Editors


About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.


WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the US, Europe and Japan (collectively, "WisdomTree"), is an exchange traded fund ("ETF") and exchange traded product ("ETP") sponsor. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. Through WisdomTree Europe Ltd, it sponsors WisdomTree UCITS ETFs and Boost short and leverage ETPs. WisdomTree currently has approximately $44.7 billion (as of 31 May 2017) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit


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