Pendal Group appoints new head

Pendal Group has announced a further growth in offshore markets through the appointment of Alexandra Altinger to lead the UK, Europe and Asian operations for the J O Capital Management (JOHCM) in her new position of JOHCM’s chief executive (UK, Europe & Asia).

She would be based in London and report to Pendal Group’s chief executive, Emilio Gonzalez as a member of the Pendal Group global executive committee.

Most recently, she was the chief executive for four years of Sandaire Investment Office, a UK multi-family office offering tailored investment portfolios for families and foundations.

Prior to this, Altinger worked as a part of the executive team of Lansdowne Partners in the UK where she was in charge of long-only products in global institutional markets. Additionally, she also held a number of senior roles at Wellington Management International and served as an equity research analyst at John Hancock in Boston and in Japanese equities research sales for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo.

“Alexandra has worked across proprietary trading, research, portfolio management and business management. She will be a great fir for JOHNCM’s investment-led culture,” Gonzalez commented on her appointment.

“She is a strong and proven leader and the right person to continue the successful execution of Pendal’s strategy of identifying new investment strategies and building upon the success of our existing investment teams.”

JOHCM, which was founded in 1993 in London and manages investment strategies across the UK, European, global, Asian, Japanese, US and emerging markets, was acquired by BT Investment Management (now Pendal Group) in 2011.

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