UK-based investment manager Muzinich & Co has appointed Josh Hughes as its new head of global distribution.

Hughes, previously the managing director of marketing and client relations at Muzinich, will work alongside the firm’s regional European offices to develop business with its leading partners and will focus on major international accounts.

Hughes will also retain his UK and regional responsibilities, as well as maintain relationships with the longstanding clients of the firm.

Muzinich chairman and CEO George Muzinich said: “I am delighted that Josh will lead this business development initiative. This is a new position that will allow us to more effectively serve our client base, which is increasingly spread across multiple jurisdictions.”