Tabula Investment Management has appointed David Schnautz as lead client development for the German-speaking region.

Schnautz (pictured) is responsible for expanding the fixed income ETF specialist’s clients in the German-speaking market.

Prior to joining Tabula, Schnautz was director and product strategist at BlackRock for its iShares ETF range with a focus on EMEA fixed income products.

He also worked as a research interest rate strategist at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, London and New York, predominantly covering Eurozone and US bond and inflation markets.

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Commenting on his appointment, Schnautz said: “Levels of inflows into fixed income ETFs are at record highs, and success will increasingly be determined by the ability to offer unique strategies that really meet the true needs of investors.

“Tabula has a very strong track record in this area, and this year alone it has launched three unique and innovative fixed income ETFs, TTRX, TCRS and TABS, with a couple more planned before year-end.”