GLOBAL - Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) has appointed Paul Freeman to the newly created role of head of product for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific region.
Paul joins from Schroders where he was executive director and head of product development.
MLIM has created this new senior position to lead product development and product management for institutional and retail clients, building on MLIM's continuing growth across the EMEA and Asia Pacific region.
In addition to product development, Freeman will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the existing fund ranges.
Prior to joining Schroders in 2000, Paul was head of product development at Rothschild Asset Management. His previous experience also includes positions at Henderson Touche Remnant Unit Trust Management and LGT Asset Management plc (Invesco).
At MLIM he will report to Andrew Dyson, head of institutional business.
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