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Fowler to take Euro role at Isis

Aberdeen Asset Management&#39s Adrian Fowler is to take over as director of European equities for Isis Asset Management.

Fowler, who headed pan-European equities at Aberdeen as well as managing its European growth fund until April last year, will manage portfolios for institutional clients at Isis.

He is is an economics graduate who began his career as a quantitative analyst at Frank Russell and worked for Provident Mutual before moving to Prolific in 1996, which was acquired by Aberdeen in 1997. Fowler will report to Davina Curling, who manages the Isis European prime and European retail funds, Curling says: “Adrian is a highly experienced fund manager and we are delighted that he is joining the team. At Isis we are committed to delivering outperformance for all our clients and this recruitment enables us to strengthen our overall proposition.”

Isis head of institutional equities Stephen Martin says: “Adrian has over 16 years experience of managing European equity portfolios and a strong performance track record. At Isis, he will benefit from the backing of dedicated research, risk management and strategy teams. His recruitment will further enhance our service to institutional clients.”


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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.


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