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Seven New Board Members Appointed by the Investment Association

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Following the Investment Association’s AGM, the trade body for UK asset managers today confirms changes to its Board of Directors:

Seven new Board Directors appointed:

1. Maxime Carmignac – Carmignac Gestion
2. Michael Cohen – Capital International Limited
3. Paul Feeney – Old Mutual Wealth
4. Alex Hoctor-Duncan – BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
5. Kim McFarland – Investec Asset Management Limited
6. Joanna Munro – HSBC Global Asset Management Limited
7. Mike O’Shea – Premier Asset Management

Four existing Board members re-elected:

1. Andrew Formica – Henderson Group
2. Peter Harrison – Schroders
3. Andrew Laing – Aberdeen Asset Management
4. Mark Zinkula – Legal & General Investment Management

Five directors to retire from the Board:

1. Peter Chambers
2. James Charrington
3. Robert Higginbotham
4. Keith Skeoch
5. Robert Talbut

Two directors retired since the last AGM:

1. Will Nott
2. Tom Rampulla

As a result, the Board now comprises 18 members.

Helena Morrissey, the Chair of the Investment Association, said:

"The Investment Association has always been fortunate to have strong support from the industry. I would like to thank all our Board members who retired this year for their valuable time, contribution and advice. I am also delighted to welcome our new Board members whose expertise and knowledge will be important in shaping the future of our sector at a critical time."


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About The Investment Association

  • The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK investment managers, whose members collectively manage over £5.5 trillion on behalf of clients.
  • Our mission is to make investment better. Better for clients, so they achieve their financial goals. Better for companies, so they get the capital they need to grow. And better for the economy, so that everyone prospers.
  • Our purpose is to ensure investment managers are in the best possible position to:
    • Build people's resilience to financial adversity
    • Help people achieve their financial aspirations
    • Enable people to maintain a decent standard of living as they grow older
    • Contribute to economic growth through the efficient allocation of capital
  • The money our members manage is in a wide variety of investment vehicles including authorised investment funds, pension funds and stocks & shares ISAs.
  • The UK is the second largest investment management centre in the world, after the US and manages 37% of all the assets managed in Europe.
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