Bruijn, who joins in early 2010, will assume management of the Gartmore Pacific opportunities fund and Gartmore SICAV Asia Pacific fund.
He will also provide specialist regional support on the Asian component of the Global emerging market mandates managed by Gartmore head of global emerging markets Chris Palmer, and will assist in the development of an alternative business in Asian equities.
Gartmore chief investment officer Dominic Rossi says: “We are fully committed to investing in emerging markets and expanding our current product range. Jan is a highly experienced Asian equities manager with a successful track record of managing retail, institutional and hedge funds. His appointment is testament to our ambition and we look forward to welcoming him to Gartmore.”