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Wilson quits Dam to join Gartmore pan-European team

Gartmore has appointed Richard Wilson as senior portfolio manager on its pan-European equities team.

Wilson joins from Deutsche Asset Management, where he was managing director for global equities. Although he focused on the institutional side, he had retail experience as well. He has spent 14 years working as a fund manager for both DAM and HSBC Asset Management.

The appointment takes effect on January 1, when Wilson joins the 31-strong Gartmore European team. Including himself, 14 of the team are fund managers. The team runs 17 funds, of which 11 are retail.

Gartmore head of European equities Stephen Jones says: “Richard is an exciting addition to the team at Gartmore and his appointment underpins our commitment both to winning the war for talent and to building on our position as a pre-eminent European equity fund manager in the institutional and retail arenas.

“Richard&#39s appointment will undoubtedly strengthen an already thriving European equities team and his potent blend of experience in dealing with clients and consultants will enable us to play a major in expanding our business opportunities in this area.”

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