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M&G Investments hires real estate head

M&G Investments has appointed Alex Jeffrey as chief executive of its real estate fund management business, PRUPIM.

Jeffrey joins from private equity real estate investment advisory business MGPA, where he was global chief investment officer based in Singapore.

He will join in July 2012 and will join the board of M&G. Jeffrey will report to M&G’s chief executive Michael McLintock. PRUPIM managing director Martin Moore will then become chariman of the real estate fund management business.  

Prior to joining MGPA, Jeffrey worked in a series of senior investment management and corporate finance roles for Lend Lease Corporation, JP Morgan and HSBC.


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Miton funds continue low-risk approach

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