People Moves Roundup

Shakeups in Schroders, M&G’s New AsiaPac team, and more.

M&G Announces New Asia Pacific Equity Team; Changes Fund Management of Japan Funds

As part of M&G Prudential’s investment in Asia Pacific equity fund management and research capability, M&G created a new Asia Pacific equity team. The team will be led by Dave Perrett and Carl Vine, who join the business today along with five other investment professionals specializing in Asian developed and developing markets.

The other new hires are analyst Valentina Luo in London; head of Asian equity dealing Greg Moore, portfolio manager Vikas Pershad; and analyst Eleanor Kim in Singapore; and senior analyst Nick Cunningham in Hong Kong. All seven previously worked at investment boutique Port Meadow Capital Management.

Carl Vine will also become manager of the following M&G funds, as incumbent fund manager Johan du Preez steps down. In the interim period, the four funds will be managed by Shane Kelly, manager of the M&G Global Recovery Fund.

Schroders shakes-up top jobs with host of switches 

Schroders has appointed Charles Prideaux to the newly-created post of global head of investment.

In his new capacity, Prideaux will manage, develop, and oversee Schroders’ investment platform, as well as its ESG and data insight units.

Prideaux steps up from having overseen the company’s investment platform, which will now be spearheaded by Carolina Minio-Paluello, who joins from Lombard Odier Investment Managers.

Minio-Paluello was global head of solutions at the Swiss company before taking up her new position at Schroders. She will be responsible for product, solutions and quant investment capabilities.

In addition to these changes, Johanna Kyrklund is named as global chief investment officer, while also continuing to serve as global head of multi-assets investment. Her remit will focus on increasing collaboration across different investment teams.

 “Bringing together the central oversight of investment management and performance, as well as product development, will enhance our ability to meet clients’ demands by developing innovative investment strategies and leverage our market-leading ESG, data insights and quant capabilities,” said Peter Harrison, group chief executive.

Daniel P. Charles Joins Cohen & Steers as Head of Global Distribution

Cohen & Steers announced Daniel P. Charles as Head of Global Distribution.

Charles will lead all aspects of the company’s business development and client service efforts. He will serve on the firm’s executive committee.  Most recently, he served in a similar capacity as head of global distribution at William Blair. Before that, he served at Janus Capital Group, overseeing worldwide sales, client service and consultant relations.

Joseph Harvey, President and Chief Investment Officer, said: “We welcome Dan to the Cohen & Steers team. His hands-on experience across multiple channels and regions will be critical to integrating and aligning our global institutional and wealth management teams.”

“I am excited to be joining a world-class brand and team at Cohen & Steers, known for its leadership and performance in real assets and alternative income solutions, as well as its commitment to delivering positive client outcomes,” Charles Said.

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