Investec boosts multi-asset team with trio of hires

Investec Asset Management has hired three members into its $18bn (£10.6bn) multi-asset team.

The group said Edmund Ng would join as a portfolio manager responsible for leading equity research and the development of equity strategies while Atul Shinh will be an investment specialist.

The group has also hired Michael Streatfield to focus on portfolio construction and quantitative analysis.

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Mr Ng joins from TT International where he managed long/short European equity strategies whil Mr Shinh worked at Mercer where he led manager research coverage for Diversified Growth strategies.

Mr Streatfield previously worked at Towers Watson and Old Mutual Asset Management as a research actuary and was head of quantitative research at Fleming Martin Asset Management.

Michael Spinks, co-head of multi-asset and portfolio manager, said: “We are seeing strong demand across our outcome orientated multi-asset range and the new team members ensure that we support this growth and continue to deliver the performance that our clients expect.

“We believe our approach to grouping assets as growth, defensive and uncorrelated – by considering their behaviours rather than relying on asset class labels – results in superior diversification and portfolio construction.”