People Moves: Old Mutual Wealth, Columbia Threadneedle, Fulcrum, Redington

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Roman Gaiser to the role of head of portfolio management, high yield, EMEA.

Based in London, Gaiser will report to Barrie Whitman, Head of High Yield, EMEA. Subject to regulatory approval, he will manage a number of European high yield portfolios, including the Threadneedle European High Yield Bond fund.

Gaiser was previously head of high yield at Pictet Asset Management from 2011 where he built and led the high yield team, managing several European high yield funds including a short duration strategy. Prior to this he worked for Columbia Threadneedle (as Threadneedle Asset Management Limited) as a portfolio manager in the European high yield team for six years. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at F&C in London and an analyst for Bankgesellschaft in Berlin.

Old Mutual Wealth
Old Mutual Wealth has announced that Ruth Markland – a non-executive director at Deloitte – has been appointed as a non-executive director and senior independent director of the company, effective from admission of its shares to the London Stock Exchange.

Fulcrum Asset Management
Fulcrum Asset Management (Fulcrum) has announced the appointment of Chris Gower as director, global consultants and pension funds.

He joins the investor relations team and brings many years’ experience working closely with both global consultants and DB and DC pension scheme, Fulcrum said.

He previously worked for First State Investments where he was EMEA head of client and consultant relations and prior to that was head of European consultant relations for HSBC Global Asset Management. He has also worked for Lane Clark & Peacock and Aon Consulting.

Independent investment consultant Redington has promoted Patrick O’Sullivan to head up its investment consultancy proposition.

O’Sullivan joined Redington in 2012 having held positions at Watson Wyatt and Prisma Capital Partners. During his time at Redington, he has played a number of important roles within the investment consulting team as a lead consultant and has had an instrumental impact on the development and diversification of the business including his work helping Redington launch its Defined Contribution (DC) proposition.

In his new role O’Sullivan will focus on continuing to integrate Redington’s efforts across investment, risk management and DC propositions, the company said.

The promotion follows the decision to invite current head of investment consulting, David Bennett, to take up a newly created executive position on Redington’s board.

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