Global asset manager Pendal has appointed Alexandra Altinger as the chief executive of its JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) operations in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Pendal group CEO Emilio Gonzalez said the appointment follows a decision by the company to support growth in offshore markets, through appointing a dedicated chief executive for the JOHCM business in the UK, Europe and Asia and one for the US arm.
Ms Altinger most recently spent four years as CEO of Sandaire Investment Office, a UK multi-family office.
In the new role, she will be a member of the Pendal Group Global Executive Committee and report to Mr Gonzalez, while based in London.
Mr Gonzalez added Ms Altinger’s leadership roles, cross-border experience and expertise in wealth and asset management made her the best candidate for the role.
“Alexandra’s passion for investment management and broad experience across multiple markets will be invaluable to contributing to the growth of the business,” he said.
“She is a strong and proven leader and the right person to continue the successful execution of Pendal’s strategy of identifying new investment strategies and building upon the success of our existing teams.
“Alexandra has worked across proprietary trading, research, portfolio management and business management. She will be a great fit for JOHCM’s investment-led culture.”
Prior to Sandaire, Ms Altinger has worked within the executive team of Lansdowne Partners in the UK, helping lead the firm’s repositioning efforts for its long-only products in global institutional markets.
Previously, she was at Wellington Management International where she held a number of senior roles and helped lead Wellington’s European business strategy.
Ms Altinger has also been an equity research analyst at John Hancock in Boston, as well as having worked in Japanese equities research sales for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and London. She started her financial career as a proprietary trader with Banque Nationale de Paris in Tokyo.
Ms Altinger’s appointment at JOHCM is effective from 9 September, subject to FCA regulatory approval.
“I am delighted to be joining a company with such a strong investment pedigree,” she commented.
“I am a passionate believer in the merits of high-conviction active asset management and the role it can play in long-term wealth creation.”
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