MUFG announces the appointment of Franck Viort as Head of Insurance Coverage within the EMEA Financial Institutions Group.

Franck will lead the EMEA Insurance team from London, and will provide product and financial solutions to MUFG's insurance clients.

He will also assist in developing MUFG's relationships with other non-bank financial institutions, particularly asset managers and funds.

Franck joins MUFG from BNP Paribas where for the last 10 years he was part of the FIG DCM team and more recently head of DCM Insurance Europe. During his time with BNP Paribas, he was involved in many notable capital and liquidity management transactions for insurance entities across Europe, emerging as one of the pre-eminent specialists in the sector.

Before joining BNP Paribas, Franck worked at Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Franck will take up his position in October and report to Julian van Kan, Head of Financial Institutions Group for EMEA.

Sébastien Rozès, Head of Corporate Banking, EMEA, said:

“As the needs of our clients constantly evolve, in particular in the FI sector, they want a partner with both the knowledge and flexibility to provide relevant and innovative solutions. Franck's appointment further demonstrates our commitment to this important client segment.

He will be an integral part of the bank's growing non-bank financial institution client franchise in EMEA, as well as continuing to deepen existing relationships. With more than 20 years' experience, he brings deep knowledge of the sector.

Working with Julian van Kan our new Head of Financial Institutions Group EMEA, Franck will assist in strengthening our EMEA FIG franchise, which is a core component of our broader sustainable growth story in the region."