GLOBAL - Newton Fund Managers has strengthened its European fund management desk with the appointment of Aaron Barnfather.
Barnfather joins Newton from Royal & SunAlliance Investments (RSA), where he worked as a fund manager for seven years. Since 1998 he has been a fund manager for overseas unit trusts and institutional accounts.
Separately, Daniel Hemmant has taken over management of the Newton Global Innovation Fund. Under Newton’s investment process, Hemmant will be supported by technology and telecoms analysts Fiorangelo Salvatorelli and Fati Naraghi.
Hemmant joined Newton in June 2001 from Cazenove Fund Management, where he was responsible for the US corporate bond fund and the UK corporate bond fund. He will succeed Trish Bridson, who is concentrating on the Newton American Fund.
Bridson will work alongside Simon Laing, who has been promoted to the American desk.
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