EUROPE - J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Professor Paul Sweeting as European head of the Strategic Investment Advisory Group (SIAG).
Located in London, Sweeting will be responsible for providing J.P. Morgan Asset Management's European institutional client base with advice, analysis and education about various aspects of asset allocation, risk management and investment strategies.
The newly-created role will report to Peter Rappoport, newly-appointed global head of SIAG.
Mike O'Brien, global head of institutional business said: "Paul brings with him extensive actuarial and investment experience from both an academic and applied practical viewpoint. This will be essential to building more advisory-based relationships with our clients. The new role highlights our focus on moving to offering clients much more of an advisory and partnership-based relationship. Paul is ideally placed to help grow this dimension of our business."
Sweeting added: "Pension schemes and insurance companies are increasingly focussed on making the right investment decisions in these challenging times. J.P Morgan Asset Management is keen to find the best answer for each client. I look forward to ensuring that we have the tools and techniques in place to give truly customised solutions, and to further strengthening our relationships with our clients."
Sweeting also continues to be a Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Kent. He has previously held positions at Munich Reinsurance Company and Fidelity Investments International along with other academic, investment and pension industry positions.
Sweeting is also a Council Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
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