UK - Martin Currie, the independent investment management group, has hired one of the investment industry's top-rated energy analysts.
Wendy Anderson, 34, joins Martin Currie as a director. From 1996-2001, she was an executive director and head of global equity energy research at Lehman Brothers in London. For two years before that, she held the same role at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Anderson has a long track record of 'top 3' survey rankings from Extel, Institutional Investor and Greenwich. She will be contributing to global stock selection in the energy sector across all Martin Currie's accounts, and will report to Martin Currie's CIO, James Fairweather.
Martin Currie's chief executive, Willie Watt, said: Coming soon after Mike McNaught-Davis joining us from F&C and David Urch from Merrill Lynch, Wendy's appointment speaks louder than words. We said we would strengthen our investment team, and that's what we're doing.
Wendy's appointment also attests the importance we place on research within our investment process. And as another part of her role, she will be exploring the feasibility of our running energy funds. We are delighted - both that she has joined us, and that we continue to attract people likeWendy of world class calibre.
Anderson said: I had a number of options to consider. But I joined Martin Currie for three main reasons: a challenging and exciting role, a fast-growing company and the chance to build up a stake in an employee-owned business.
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