JPMAM’s Clarke leaves firm after three years

Gary Clarke, co-manager of the JPMorgan Global Equity and Global Unconstrained Equity funds, has exited the firm “for personal reasons,” leaving Peter Kirkman to run the mandates.

Mr Clarke was head of European equities at Schroders until 2010, when he joined JPMorgan as co-head of global thematic and retail portfolios.

“We can confirm Gary Clarke has decided to leave the company for personal reasons,” a spokesperson for the firm said.

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“Peter Kirkman has been appointed lead portfolio manager on the JPM Global Equity and JPM Global Unconstrained Equity funds,” the spokesperson said.

“Peter has served as named portfolio manager on these strategies since inception. The investment philosophy, process and management of the funds remain consistent.”