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Investec recruits four to boost fixed-income team

Investec Asset Manage-ment has made four key appointments to boost its fixed-income capability.

The strengthened team, now with 25 people, is one of the biggest fixed-income teams in the retail market, with responsibility for more than £11bn in fixed-interest assets.

John Stopford, the driving force behind Investec&#39s South African fixed income business, is now heading the UK fixedincome team and driving the investment process and client returns.

He also take responsibility for the Investec&#39s global fixed-income investment strategy, asset allocation and risk.

Stopford has further enhanced the team by hiring Anna Lees-Jones, formerly of M&G, and former head of UK fixed income at Invesco Andrew Farrell as senior sterling portfolio managers. Kieran Roane has also joined as a credit analyst.

Investec chief executive Hendrik du Toit says: “We are determined to be a premier fixed-income provider in the UK.

“We have in place a robust and well resourced team with proven practitioners allied to strong risk management. I am very confident that under John&#39s expert leadership, along with the injection of fresh talent, that our overall position is greatly enhanced.”

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