French asset management company Comgest has confirmed with InvestmentEurope the departure of Rebecca Kaddoum from the firm at the end of May 2019.
Kaddoum left her role at Comgest stepping down from her responsibilities of managing two of the firm's Europe-focused equity funds.
She was responsible for managing Comgest Growth Europe Opportunities and Europe Smaller Companies funds alongside Eva Fornadi, Franz Weis and Alistair Wittet.
Comgest said that her portfolio management responsibilities have been assumed by the existing members of the 8-strong team, which reinforced its resources with the hire of James Hanford at the end of 2018.
James Hanford joined the European equities team of Comgest in 2018 as an analyst. Since he joined the firm, he has contributed widely to the investment team's research coverage for a diverse selection of Pan-European quality growth stocks. He started his career in 2011 as an analyst at Credit Suisse and prior to joining Comgest spent four years as a global generalist at Capital Group.