Europa Capital names MD in Paris to drive French business

Pan-European investment manager Europa Capital has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Emilie Bouthors as a managing director, based at the firm’s Paris office.

Bouthors will assume the role of portfolio manager for the Europa Diversified Income Fund (EDIF), Europa Capital’s pan-European open-ended core fund. In this capacity, she will coordinate Europa Capital’s resources and help drive the growth of its business in France. She will report to Andy Watson, Europa Capital partner and fund manager for EDIF.

With almost 20 years of real estate investment management experience, Bouthors joins Europa Capital from Generali Real Estate, where she spent the past five years as a senior fund manager with responsibility for one of its pan-European real estate funds. In this capacity, she oversaw its investment and asset management activities, financial reporting and investor relations.

Before joining Generali, Bouthors held senior roles at TIIA Henderson Real Estate and spent almost 10 years at CBRE Global Investors.

Rob Sim, managing partner at Europa Capital, commented: ‘With EDIF continuing to outperform industry benchmarks, Emilie is an excellent addition to our team in Paris as we look to build on its success and grow our European platform. She brings a wealth of valuable experience, having worked on a number of highly complex transactions for leading investors, and is an excellent hire for the firm. Paris is a significant market for Europa Capital and her local knowledge and expertise will be hugely valuable as we continue to grow our presence here.’

Bouthors added:  ‘Europa Capital has strong ambitions to expand further in the Parisian and French markets, in line with its strategy to grow both geographically across Europe and in terms of product offering.  I look forward to joining Andy in Europa Capital’s Paris office and to working with the wider team to grow the business and continue to deliver excellent client service.’


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