AMP Capital, a large global investment manager, has appointed John Angell as Head of Distribution for the UK and Europe, effective immediately.
AMP Capital is bolstering its distribution capabilities in key regions, with Mr Angell leading efforts in the UK and Europe and Richard Shields now focusing solely on the Middle East as AMP Capital Managing Director, Middle East.
Mr Angell will be based at AMP Capital's London office and will drive AMP Capital's engagement and relationships with institutional investors throughout the UK and Europe. He will also have overall responsibility for the sales of AMP Capital's global listed infrastructure and global REITs capabilities as well as our unlisted infrastructure and hedge funds in the region.
Mr Angell will report to AMP Capital CEO International Anthony Fasso. Mr Fasso stated:
"The Head of Distribution - UK and Europe role is critical to ensure our business achieves its growth ambitions by capitalising on the many opportunities we are seeing in this market. I am thrilled to have someone of John's calibre joining the team in this senior position. John will be supported by our existing sales team in Europe and will lead the distribution efforts for our flagship infrastructure, global REITs, listed infrastructure and hedge funds."
Mr Angell most recently ran his own consultancy business. Previous roles have included Managing Director and Head of EMEA for Brookfield Investment Management, Head of Man Investments (UK), Regional Head - London for RMF Investment Management and Head of UK Equity Product and Senior Fund Manager for Schroders, where he worked for 14 years.
Mr Angell said:
"I am delighted to be joining AMP Capital at such an exciting time for the business. Institutional investors such as pension funds, private banks, funds of funds, insurance companies and wealth managers are searching for the investment know-how that AMP Capital offers, particularly in the real assets and absolute return sectors. I am looking forward to helping grow our footprint across the key European markets."
AMP Capital's office in London has been growing steadily and now has more than 30 investment, sales and support staff, with plans to further increase that number during 2015.