Close Asset Management has appointed SG Asset Management’s Rufus Warner as chief executive officer of Close Finsbury Asset Management.Warner is SGAM’s deputy head of global marketing and head of European pension business development based in Paris. He joins Close on June 1. He has 22 years’ experience as an analyst, fund manager and developer of businesses in firms such as Fidelity, Morgan Grenfell and Hoare Govett. Close Asset Management CEO Jonathan Sieff says: “Rufus is highly regarded in the fund management community. He joins at a time when we are expanding our specialist funds business.” Warner says: “I admire Close Finsbury for its specialist focus and distinctive approach to asset management. I believe retail and institutional asset management businesses are increasingly more akin to each other, especially in the way products are developed, explained and marketed.”
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