Last updated: 04:51 / Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Part of BNY Mellon IM

Euan Munro, New CEO of Newton Investment Management

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  • Munro will join Newton on June 23 and will report to Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon IM
  • Previously, he was CEO of Aviva Investors and a member of the global executive committee for seven years
  • Andrew Downs will continue as Newton’s interim CEO until Munro joins the company and receives approval from the FCA

Newton Investment Management (Newton), part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, announced in a press release the appointment of Euan Munro as its chief executive officer (CEO), subject to Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) approval in the UK.

Munro will join Newton on June 23 and will report to Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon IM. With an investment career that spans three decades, most recently, he was CEO of Aviva Investors and a member of the global executive committee for seven years. Under his leadership, Aviva Investors was transformed into a leading UK asset manager with total assets under management growing significantly. Prior to this, Munro was head of global multi-asset and fixed interest investing at Standard Life Investments.

Commenting on the appointment, Smits claimed to be "delighted" that Munro is joining the firm, as he is "an exceptional leader" with a proven track record in the investment industry. "His investment credentials and extensive experience leading one of the UK’s larger asset managers with a presence in the institutional, intermediary and retail markets, are highly relevant to Newton and we look forward to warmly welcoming him soon", she added.

Munro recognized that this is an exciting time to be joining Newton, as, in his view, it's a global asset manager full of talented people, high quality investment solutions and a strong heritage in responsible investment. "I’m looking forward to building upon this strong foundation and continuing to enhance Newton’s investment offering to help clients achieve their goals", he said.

Andrew Downs will continue as Newton’s interim CEO until Munro joins the company and receives approval from the FCA, and then will resume his role as chief operating officer. Downs assumed the role of interim CEO in August when Smits began her transition to CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

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