EUROPE - Fortis Investments has appointed Peter Branner as its new chief investment officer for multi management.
Branner will join the asset manager on 1 May 2007 and will report to the company’s chief investment officer William De Vijlder.
As CIO for multi-management, Branner will be responsible for a 12-strong team including analysts, portfolio managers and portfolio constructors currently located predominantly in London, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.
Branner joins from the IKANO Group where he had worked for the past 12 years.
He said the ambition of Fortis Investments to compete in the wholesale / retail and institutional (fiduciary) arena attracted him.
Branner’s appointment came after the company recently launched a 130/30 Euro strategy designed to enhance return from Eurozone equities, with similar risks of the standard market benchmark.
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