UK - Multi-manager Io Investors has hired a further three managers in a bid to bolster its UK institutional business.
The fund manager has appointed Gillie Tomlinson as the new head of institutional business development, Deon Gouws as chief investment officer and Danny Vassiliades as business development director.
Io’s chief operating officer Carol Teague said: “The appointments of Danny and Gillie are part of a broader strategy to expand the business development team and demonstrate our commitment to the institutional and intermediary markets.”
Tomlinson joined Io as UK institutional business development manager in February 2003, and was previously institutional business development manager at Cazenove Fund Management.
She has also worked at Legal & General Investment Management and Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow.
Gouws was a head of research at Cape Town-based Old Mutual Asset Managers, but trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche.
Vassiliades is a qualified actuary and joins from PSolve Asset Solutions where he was the lead investment consultant to a portfolio of pension schemes and chairman of its operations committee.
Io Investors is the international asset management arm of South African financial services group Sanlam
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