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Schroders UK equity co-manager Ed Meier quits for Old Mutual

Schroders UK equity co-manager Ed Meier has quit to join Richard Buxton and Errol Francis at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Last week, Buxton resigned as head of UK equities at Schroders after 12 years at the asset manager.

On the same day, Francis, co-manager of the £648m Schroder UK Equity fund, also quit to join OMGI.

Meier joined Schroders in January 2006. Prior to joining Schroders, he worked as a fund manager for BAE Systems Pension fund.

Meier will join OMGI in mid-June and will report to Buxton.

An OMGI statement says: “Old Mutual Global Investors aims to become one of the leading asset management companies in the UK and the appointment of Richard Buxton, Errol Francis and Ed Meier will significantly enhance the market leading range of UK Equity funds it offers to investors and intermediaries.”

Schroders declined to comment.


JP Morgan launches Fusion range for Lanning

JP Morgan Asset Management is launching a five-strong range of fund of funds that will be led by Tony Lanning. Lanning, due to join in May 2013, will take over from Jonathan Shelon who is managing team constructing the funds. The team is a mixture of personnel from JP Morgan Investment Management and JP Morgan […]


IPPR examines case for CGT to be levied on first homes

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Advisers cast doubt over MAS’ future as chairman steps down

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Brewin appoints new chairman and chief exec in board reshuffle

Brewin Dolphin has appointed Simon Miller as its new non-executive chairman and David Nicol as chief executive officer in a reshuffle of its board. Miller joined the Brewin Dolphin board in October 2005 and has been deputy chairman since February 2012. Nicol will replace executive chairman Jamie Matheson who is stepping down from the board […]

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