UK - WestAM, the EUR39bn investment management arm of German bank WestLB - has strengthened its London based global fixed income and currency team with the appointments of Jim Hurlin and Ju Yen Tan.
Hurlin joins WestAM as product specialist for global fixed income as part of the firm’s plans to expand its non-government bonds and credit analysis units. Prior to joining WestAM Hurlin worked at Paribas Asset Management in London, initially as a UK market specialist and then dollar bloc market specialist.
He had previously worked for eleven years in multi-currency fixed income at St. Paul Companies in Minnesota.
Tan joins WestAM as an asset manager also for the global fixed income team. He brings with him five years of experience in fixed income from Rothschild Asset Management in London where he was a fund manager focusing on dollar bloc bond markets.
Commenting on the appointments, Luke Nunneley, WestAM’s chief executive said: “Global fixed income has been and will remain a core product area for WestAM and we will continue to commit resources to it.”
The team is headed by Nigel Jenkins, and handles around EUR2bn on behalf of institutional investors.
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