UK - Graham Kitchen (pictured) has joined Threadneedle Investments as head of UK equities. Kitchen joins from Invesco Perpetual where he was co-head of investment.
In this new role, Kitchen will lead Threadneedle’s 20-strong UK equity team. He will report to Michael Taylor, head of equities.
Taylor said: “We are delighted that someone of Graham’s standing and ability has agreed to join us. He has both an impeccable investment pedigree and a proven record in managing people. “
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