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Aegon boosts European equity team

Aegon Asset Management has added to its European equity team with the hire of Pauline McPherson as a senior investment manager.

McPherson joins Aegon from Standard Life Investments, where she was a director of European equities. There she had responsibility for running the group’s £1 billion European Trust.
McPherson is rejoining Aegon, as prior to joining SLI in 2000 she was a senior portfolio manager in its Latin American team.


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