Royal London hires for multi-asset launch

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Royal London Asset Management has hired a former Fidelity analyst as the asset manager prepares to launch a multi-asset fund range.

Hiroki Hashimoto joins Royal London as a senior quantitative analyst and will be working on tactical asset allocation and portfolio modelling within the company’s multi-asset team.

Hashimoto previously worked in the fixed income and multi-asset team at Fidelity Worldwide Investment from 2011 to 2014 as a research associate.

Recently Hashimoto carried out research on systematic strategies in global currencies and fixed income for currency risk management firm Adrian Lee & Partners.

He will report to the recently appointed head of multi-asset and former Fidelity asset allocation director Trevor Greetham, who joined RLAM earlier this year in the newly created role.

RLAM is also looking for a portfolio manager which will take the multi-asset team to six.

The team is preparing to launch a series of six multi-asset funds next year specifically aimed at the retirement market. The new range will be developed outside the existing pension wrapper multi-asset range.

The new multi-asset funds are still being developed but are expected to include passive underlying investments as part of the range.