UK - Gartmore has appointed Karl Bergqwist as head of credit research, effective in August.
He will be responsible for developing Gartmore's existing research process and overseeing the interface between credit and equity research.
Bergqwist reports to Roger Bartley, head of fixed income. Previously, he worked for Barclays Global Investors where he was head of credit investment process, responsible for all security specific investments within the fixed income funds that were managed from London.
Gartmore said it will look to make further recruitments to its credit research team later this year,
Bergqwist replaces retiree Richard Fletcher.
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