Global consultant Watson Wyatt has bolstered its investment consulting practice with the appointments of specialist manager researchers, Gary Dowsett and Peter Eerdmans.
Dowsett will focus on managers offering equity products. He joins Watson Wyatt after 13 years at investment house Phillips & Drew where he was a director on the pan-European equity fund management team.
Eerdmans specialises in researching bond managers, and joins Watson Wyatt from Robeco where he worked for over five years, most recently as a senior fixed income portfolio manager.
Head of Watson Wyatt investment manager research (Europe), Martin Knowles, said: The adoption by pension funds of increasingly sophisticated investment structures puts a growing emphasis on the depth and quality of their consultants' manager research - this was one of the issues recognised in the recent Myners report.”
He added that the moves were to be the first of a number appointments designed to bolster the firm's research capabilities. By Madhu Kalia
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