By Andy Cowan Morley Fund Management has further strengthened its team with the appointment of a Ch...
By Andy Cowan
Morley Fund Management has further strengthened its team with the appointment of a Chief Investment Officer, Hidehiro Tomioka, in Tokyo, with effect from 1 November.
Tomioka, who has over 14 years investment experience, joins Morley from Invesco Asset Management in Japan where he was director and head of research. He was previously responsible for a team of fund managers and analysts investing in all sections of the Japanese stock market, managing domestic pension funds and formulating asset allocation on a global basis. Prior to Invesco, Tomioka was vice-president of LGT Asset Management, having previously worked for The Nippon Credit Bank for 10 years. Tomioka gained an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School in Philadelphia.
Standard and Poor's Index Services group has appointed the consultancy group, Michael Schanz Financial Consulting of Frankfurt, Germany to its index team.
Schanz, previously managing director of STOXX Limited, will be directly responsible for helping the group formulate global strategic policy, maintain existing and establish new relationships within the investment community and promote the use of the Standard and Poor's global programme of indexes as a liquid and economical basis upon which investors may construct fund and derivative products.
Jeff Saunders is to join Martin Currie as a director in its pan-European team. Saunders has spent the last 17 years managing UK equities at Standard Life, where he won two Micropal 1st awards for the performance of his UK Equity fund.
Within Martin Currie's pan-European team, headed by Stewart Higgins, Saunders will be reporting to Tom Maxwell and working with him on Martin Currie's UK portfolios.
SEB Invest & Funds has named Kaj-Gustaf Bergh as the new head. He will replace William af Sandeberg, who has decided to reduce his work load.
Bergh was previously head of sales in the same department and earlier head of SEB Asset Management's Nordic units. From 1987 until 1997, he was also chief executive officer at Ane Gyllenberg in Finland, now owned by SEB.
Colin Ferguson is to join BFS Investments as regional sales manager for Scotland and north England. Ferguson previously worked on the IFA sales team for Scottish Widows.
Invesco Asset Management has appointed Paul Waters as client service director for its UK institutional division.
Waters joins the institutional team from Fleming Asset Management's South African business, where he was chief operating officer. In this newly created role Waters' objectives are to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of client service standards and to identify and implement its strategy to ensure the company's competitive advantage.
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