Newton Investment Management (Newton), a BNY Mellon Investment Management company, has appointed Ilga Haubelt as head of Equity Opportunities, effective 4 November 2019.
Haubelt will report from London to Curt Custard, Newton's chief investment officer.
The appointment follows the formal split of Newton's 16-person Active Equity team into two key areas: Equity Income and Equity Opportunities. In her new position, Haubelt will manage and manage a ten-member team responsible for all of Newton's actively managed equity strategies that are not managed on the basis of current income, such as dividends. This includes the specialised strategies for global equities and equities from Asia, the US, emerging markets, the UK and continental Europe.
Haubelt previously served as Deka Investments' head of Global Equities, overseeing a team of 23 people and over $15bn in assets. At Deka, she was also responsible for managing the company's largest equity fund and generating large net inflows into Deka Investments' global equity funds.