Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has hired Annacarla Dellepiane from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) as head of ETF capital markets.
Dellepiane will be responsible for the implementation and execution of trades across the firm's ETF range working closely with market makers, broker-dealers, trading venues and data providers.
She will also partner with the firm's ETF portfolio management and distribution teams, reporting to Simon Hynes, head of retail distribution, EMEA at LGIM.
Dellepiane joins from SSGA where she spent two years as a lead relationship manager in the SPDR capital markets team.
Prior to this, she worked in BlackRock's iShares EMEA capital markets division, collaborating closely with market participants across the ecosystem.
Hynes commented: "Investor demand for ETFs is showing no sign of abating, and with this demand trading volumes are set to increase.
"Annacarla brings an in-depth amount of knowledge which will be invaluable in helping our clients to trade our products efficiently to build portfolios which help them to achieve their investment goals."
Annacarla added: "LGIM's move into the ETF market comes at an exciting time for the industry as more and more investors seek low-cost investment solutions. I have been thoroughly impressed by the team at LGIM and am excited to work with them to further build out the ETF business."
The appointment follows the launch of the firm's core ETF range earlier this month, which integrates the firm's Future World Protection list into the products' design.