UK - Martin Currie, the independent Edinburgh-based investment manager, has strengthened its UK equity team by hiring David Urch from Merrill Lynch in London, where he managed around £1.5bn for mainly institutional clients.
Urch will join Martin Currie's UK equity team on May 1. He will report to Jeff Saunders, who manages Martin Currie's UK growth fund, UK hedge fund and UK specialist accounts.
Martin Currie's chief investment officer James Fairweather said: We're delighted that David is joining us. Jeff is already delivering top performance in the UK growth sector, and with David's help we're sure that will continue. We have said that 2002 will see us strengthening our investment team. Hires like this speak louder than words.
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