Last updated: 18:54 / Tuesday, 2 June 2015
He Joins From Schroder IM

Simler Hire Further Strengthens Investec Asset Management

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Simler Hire Further Strengthens Investec Asset Management

Further growing its established Global Multi-Asset Team, Investec Asset Management has appointed Justin Simler as Investment Director. Simler brings with him an extensive track record dedicated to multi-asset product management. He will join the firm’s multi-asset investment capability under the leadership of team co-heads Michael Spinks, Philip Saunders and John Stopford. Tailored to both institutional and advisor clients, the range includes both unconstrained multi-asset income solutions and total return strategies, including the Investec Diversified Growth and Emerging Market Multi-Asset strategies, which aim to achieve investors' most widely sought investment outcomes.

Simler joins from Schroder Investment Management where he spent ten years, most recently as Global head of Product Management for Multi-Asset where he was responsible for developing the product range, distribution, and management of client experience for the multi-asset business.

Michael Spinks, co-Head of Multi-Asset, commented: “We are excited about Justin joining the team given the considerable impact he brings in terms of team and business growth potential.”

He will be responsible for further building Investec’s Multi Asset capabilities globally and working with clients to develop tailored investment solutions. This will also involve both channel and geographic expansion in response to high demand for both income and growth-orientated, emerging market and broad multi-asset solutions globally.

The range includes a series of multi-asset investment solutions, catering to clients’ investment goals in an environment where low interest rates, inflation and uncertainty make the search for growth, income and capital preservation increasingly relevant.

"A growing number of clients want to target outcomes defined in terms of risk and return" said Michael Spinks. "With over 20 years of multi-asset investment experience within the team, our core investment capabilities are firmly established, and Justin Simler will play a key role in helping to grow this business.”

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