GLOBAL - Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has appointed Andre du Plessis as co-head of its global manager strategies (GMS) business and head of fiduciary business, EMEA.
du Plessis will work alongside co-head, Matthew Wade and will focus on fiduciary management, client service and business development.
He joins from Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting, where he was senior investment consultant, focused on the development of the advanced investment Service (AIS) at the group.
Doug Kramer, head of global manager strategies at GSAM, welcomed du Plessis’s appointment and said the company planned to extend its fiduciary business both in Europe and Asia
In July 2007, Global Pensions was the first to report du Plessis’s resignation from Watson Wyatt.
At the time, Paul Deane-Williams, head of PR for investment at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, said the company had no plans to replace du Plessis, pointing out that the company had appointed Chris Sutton, from Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to join the firm’s Thinking Ahead Group (TAG).
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