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Threadneedle appoints new sales manager for South East

Threadneedle Investments is appointing William Smith as sales manager of its southeast team.

Smith will take over responsibility for a panel of discretionary asset managers and will report to regional sales director John Campbell.

Smith was previously regional sales manager for Govett Investment Management where he worked since 1990.

Smith says: “I know from the marketplace how well Threadneedle is regarded. I look forward to growing the business further still.”


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