Invesco Perpetual's Mark Barnett has taken over Neil Woodford's Invesco Income and High Income funds with immediate effect, ahead of his original end-April start date.
Woodford will remain with the firm until 29 April, as per the announcement made by Invesco last October.
"Our transition plans have progressed well since October 2013, and Mark is ready to assume responsibility for the funds," said Invesco CEO Mark Armour.
Armour added Woodford will continue running "a number of segregated mandates" for Invesco prior to his departure.
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