Close Brothers hires head of research

Close Brothers Asset Management has hired Robert Alster from AllianceBernstein to be its new head of research.

Mr Alster will be responsible for heading up Close Brothers’ fundamental global equity research team, reporting to chief investment officer Nancy Curtin.

At AllianceBernstein, Mr Alster had held a number of research and portfolio management roles including managing the global industrials part of a global growth fund there.

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