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First State appoints Metcalfe as new chief executive


First State Investments has appointed Charlie Metcalfe as its new chief executive officer.

Metcalfe will have responsibility for growing the group across Europe and North America and joins from Hermes Investment Management where he was deputy chief executive.

Prior to Hermes, Metcalfe was an executive director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and was responsible for the UK, Dutch, and Northern European business development and client service.

Colonial First State chief executive officer Warwick Negus says: “The calibre of Mr Metcalfe’s appoint reflects our ability to attract the very best candidates in the market, emphasising our commitment to building a truly global business.”

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