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Gartmore appoints two to investment team

Gartmore is appointing Nigel Kennett and David Backhouse to its investment division.

Kenett is to be appointed as a pan European analyst focusing on consumer goods and services. Kennett comes from six years at Royal & Sun Alliance where he was a pan European food and retail analyst.

Backhouse joins as credit research analyst. A trained accountant, he previously spent two years as senior telecoms analyst at Bank of Kuwait Asset Management.

Gartmore chief investment officer Peter Chambers says: “Gartmore will continue to build on the skills of the investment management team and is actively seeking to recruit more professional into the global research capability.”

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