Tabula makes senior hire

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European fixed income ETF provider, Tabula Investment Management, has hired ETF industry veteran Stefan Garcia as a Managing Director to help drive the firm’s continued growth.

Most recently, Garcia was Head of Global Distribution at City Financial, where he built and managed a successful 10-person global distribution and investor relations team, which raised over USD1 billion of new capital for a range of alternative strategies. Prior to joining City Financial, Garcia was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Source, which he joined when it was founded in 2009, helping to build it into one of the largest ETF businesses in Europe with over USD25 billion in assets. At Source he was responsible for distribution and helped manage a team of 30 salespeople. Before this, Garcia was a senior executive and one of the first employees at ETF Securities Limited in London. Stefan holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University.

“We are delighted that Stefan has joined Tabula”, says Michael John Lytle, CEO of Tabula. “Stefan and I spent over six years working together building Source, which was purchased by Invesco in 2017. He is an excellent salesperson, an experienced business builder and senior asset management executive with an entrepreneurial approach and a proven track record. Our relationship with investors is seminal to our long-term success. Stefan understands how to build and cultivate long-lasting and highly-effective client relationships. He also understands the importance of being able to scale and systematise relationships.”

Stefan Garcia, Managing Director at Tabula, says: “Tabula has established itself as a leader in the fixed income ETF space, with a growing range of unique products. I look forward to working with MJ and the exceptional team at Tabula to expand the business, with a particular focus on the intersection of fixed income and ESG.”