Last updated: 11:54 / Wednesday, 21 October 2020
In Denver

Jupiter Opens its First Office in the United States for its New Subsidiary

  • Taylor Carrington se une a la firma como responsable de distribución en EE.UU. y director gerente de JAM US, filial estadounidense de Jupiter AM
  • La gestora también ha contratado a Tracy Pike como responsable de supervisión de inversiones de JAM US
  • El equipo de Jupiter en Estados Unidos estará formado por un equipo de tres personas

Jupiter Asset Management announced the opening of its first office in the United States, for its recently created US subsidiary – Jupiter Asset Management US LLC (“JAM US”). Three Jupiter employees, including two newly appointed team members, will be based in the office in Denver (Colorado) as the firm initiates its expansion within the onshore US institutional market.

In a press release, the asset manager pointed out that Taylor Carrington has joined the firm as head of US distribution and managing director for JAM US. Reporting to Warren Tonkinson, managing director, distribution, he will lead the firm’s sales efforts in the onshore US institutional market. With 19 years’ experience in asset management, Carrington joins from Allianz Global Investors, where his most recent position was head of North America, institutional client team. “His appointment marks Jupiter’s first step into this client segment, and an important expansion of its international distribution profile”, said the firm.

Initially, he will spearhead the US onshore distribution of NZS Capital’s global growth strategies, following the agreement of the strategic partnership in late 2019, under which Jupiter is the exclusive global distributor of its products. Teh asset manager revealed that Carrington has known the NZS investment team and its client base for many years, having previously worked with NZS co-founders Brad Slingerlend and Brinton Johns at Janus Capital Group.

Following receipt of the appropriate regulatory approvals, he will also lead the distribution of Jupiter’s investment strategies to the onshore US institutional market.

As part of the initiative to build out the US infrastructure, the firm has also hired Tracy Pike as head of investment oversight at JAM US. As stated in the press release, subject to regulatory approval, her primary responsibility is to oversee the delegation of investment activities to NZS Capital in relation to the NZS strategies, or Jupiter Asset Management Limited in the UK.

Pike brings over 24 years’ industry experience and was previously head of sub-advisor oversight at Charles Schwab Investment Management. Prior to this, she was a senior product manager at Janus Capital Group, where she worked closely with Carrington and the NZS investment team. Pike will report to Katharine Dryer, Jupiter’s deputy CIO.

A credit research hub

Joining them in the Denver office will be Joel Ojdana, a US credit research analyst on the fixed income strategy. He has worked at Jupiter since July 2018 and has over twelve years’ experience in investments. Previously based in London, he has made “a meaningful contribution to the firm’s US credit research – an important pillar of Jupiter’s £12.7 billion unconstrained bond offering”, pointed out the asset manager. Ojdana will be Jupiter’s first research analyst based in the US and he will continue to report to Luca Evangelisti, head of credit research, remaining an integral member of Jupiter’s fixed income team.

Jupiter revealed that during 2021, they will be actively exploring the opportunity to establish a local US credit research hub and potentially expanding the team based there, with Ojdana leading this initiative.

A “vital” local presence

“The US institutional market is incredibly significant, and I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to open our office in Denver. Under Taylor and Tracy’s experienced leadership, there is a brilliant opportunity to expand meaningfully, offering both NZS and in time, Jupiter strategies to US institutional investors”, said Tonkinson.

In his view, establishing a local presence is vital to achieving success in this market and ensures their new US clients will receive the highest level of customer service. “The office opening also represents a key milestone in Jupiter’s international growth”, he added.

Meanwhile, Carrington commented that, having worked in the US institutional market for many years, he is confident that Jupiter’s “broad, high-conviction and genuinely active” fund range will appeal to a wide number of sophisticated investors looking to navigate global markets. “The opportunity to initiate Jupiter’s expansion in the region, as well as to work with the NZS team again, is incredibly exciting and I look forward to helping Jupiter becoming a significant participant in this market”, he said.