Brompton Asset Management has appointed Antony John, former chief executive of Investment Manager Selection (IMS), as Head of Multi-Asset. Mr John’s remit will be to lead the expansion of Brompton’s multi-asset investment business.
John Duffield, Brompton founder and senior partner, said: "Over the years Antony has established himself as a leading business builder within the multi-asset sector. I am, therefore, very pleased he has joined us to help us further develop our multi-asset business."
Mr John said: “I have known Brompton’s senior people for many years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them in building a first-class multi-asset business. With markets increasingly complex and volatile and regulation intensifying, investors recognise the importance of diversification and that multi-asset investing can go a long way to meeting their needs.”
Following IMS’s purchase by BNP Paribas in 2008, Mr John became chief executive of the UK arm of FundQuest. At the time, IMS was the UK’s largest independent multi-manager with £5 billion of assets.
Prior to joining Brompton, MrJohn was chief executive of ECU Group, a currency and multi- asset specialist. Mr John began his career at NatWest. In 1988, he joined Hill Samuel Asset Management, rising to be head of retail mutual funds. Before joining IMS in 2003 and becoming one of five main shareholders, Mr John ran the Northern European retail and institutional business of Lombard Odier, the Swiss private bank.
Brompton Asset Management was established in 2009 by John Duffield and senior colleagues who worked with him at Jupiter Asset Management and New Star Asset Management. Brompton offers discretionary investment management for investment funds and private clients and direct real estate investment services. Its investment funds comprise funds within the FP Brompton Multi-Manager OEIC and WAY Global ranges.