Martin Currie hires investment trio

Martin Currie has made three appointments to its investment team as it expands its presence in Australia.

James Douglas was appointed as an investment client portfolio manager, working on the firm’s Australian and global capabilities in the institutional space while Julia Wang was appointed as a research analyst for large-cap equities.

Both joined from Franklin Templeton’s balanced equity management team.

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Finally, Bowei (Sam) Li had been appointed as a quantitative analyst, joining from Frontier Advisors. Li had worked at Martin Currie since January 2021 but this was a newly-created permanent role.

Kimon Kouryialas, co-head of global distribution at Martin Currie, said: “We have an enormous opportunity to build our business in Australia and across Asia and to establish ourselves as a leading active equity specialist”.

Reece Birtles, chief investment officer for Martin Currie Australia added: “The addition of these experienced professionals demonstrates Martin Currie’s focus on continuing to provide market leading performance and client solutions that deliver benefits such as active ownership and active after-tax management”.

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