UK - Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) has appointed Jeff Morton (pictured) as fund manager on the MLIM real estate team.
Morton joins MLIM after having held directorships at both CLS Holdings and Hemingway Properties.
At MLIM he will report to Ian Mason, head of the MLIM real estate team.
Commenting on the appointment, Mason said: “Morton's depth of expertise will prove invaluable and he will be a great addition to the team. ”
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