Investment manager Neuberger Berman has announced the appointment of former McKinsey Partner Céline Dufétel as the new Head of Client Service, effective immediately. Dufétel will report to COO Andrew Komaroff.
Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-controlled investment management firm that manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions, advisors and individuals worldwide. The firm has offices in 17 countries from which approximately 2,000 professionals are working.
Recently the firm announced the appointment of Céline Dufétel as the new Head of Client Service. Dufétel joins Neuberger Berman from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, a firm she joined in 2004. At McKinsey, Dufétel acted as Partner Financial Services and Leader of the North American Asset Management Practice in her most recent role, and as founder and lead of McKinsey’s Retirement Leaders Roundtable. In addition, she was the Co-leader of Performance Lens of McKinsey Solutions. Dufétel has specialised in asset management, wealth management, and retirement, and has a MA in Finance from Princeton University, and a BA and MA in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
As Head of Client Service, Dufétel will manage the global institutional investment client services of Neuberger Berman. She will replace Lori Holland and report to Andrew Komaroff, Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Distribution. “Our client franchise has grown considerably over the past five years as we expanded existing relationships across asset classes and added new ones supported by our significant investment in our client coverage team globally. Celine will lead our efforts to ensure we both continue to anticipate the evolving requirements of our diverse client base and elevate the bar for industry-leading service,” says Komaroff.