Jeremy Beckwith joins Morningstar as research head

Morningstar has hired former Kleinwort Benson chief investment officer (CIO) Jeremy Beckwith as part of reshuffle in its senior research team.

Mr Beckwith has joined the firm as director of manager research for Morningstar UK, having most recently been CIO at advice firm London Wall Partners.

He had previously spent eight and a half years at Kleinwort Benson as CIO and had worked for Merrill Lynch for more than a decade.

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Following the arrival of Mr Beckwith, Jackie Beard has been appointed director of manager research services for Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Ruli Viljoen has been made head of manager selection for Morningstar Investment Management Europe.

Ms Beard had previously been director of closed-end fund research for Morningstar UK but she will now oversee the European launch of the firm’s manager research services

Ms Viljoen was previously head of investment research for Morningstar’s open-ended fund research team.