Quilter multi-asset boss departs

Quilter multi-asset boss departs

Ant Gillham, head of multi-asset at Quilter Investors, is leaving the company.

Mr Gillham had been head of investment at Quilter Investors since the company was formed in 2018, and prior to that had worked as a fund manager and co-head of multi-asset at predecessor company Old Mutual Global Investors since 2012.

Before that he worked at Skandia, which later became part of Old Mutual.

A statement released by Quilter today (May 8) said Mr Gillham has chosen to leave the business, and that company chief executive Paul Simpson will take interim charge of the multi-asset team until a new senior portfolio manager is hired.

Quilter Investors had assets under management of £19.2bn at the end of March 2019.

Mr Gillham said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two decades that I have spent with the company. Whilst I leave at an exciting time for the business as it continues on its new journey as Quilter, I am confident that the excellent team will continue to go from strength to strength."

Mr Simpson said: "We have an exceptionally talented investment management team in place. Our investment function is one of the largest and most experienced in the UK multi-asset investment market and our team based approach is a key part of our investment management philosophy.

"The progress we have made already will continue and we are looking forward to the launch of our forthcoming income range, as well as a number of exciting new developments we have in the pipeline, including the pending appointment of a new senior level portfolio manager to further strengthen the team.

"Anthony has played an important role in the development of Quilter Investors. He leaves with our best wishes and I would like to thank him for the contribution he has made to the business."

Quilter announced in February that it is to launch a multi-asset income range later this year and has hired Janus Henderson's Helen Bradshaw to run it.

The range will start with two risk-targeted portfolios which will invest in a range of vehicles, including investments in external fund managers, derivatives, direct investment in equities and fixed income, alternatives and investment trusts.

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