Gartmore has appointed Jan de Bruijn as head of Asian equities.

De Bruijn will join Gartmore’s global emerging markets team and report to Chris Palmer, head of global emerging markets.

He is expected to join in early 2010.

De Bruijn has 17 years’ investment industry experience and has spent the last three years at Threadneedle Asset Management managing Asian equity long-only, institutional and hedge fund strategies. Prior to this he was a senior portfolio manager at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

At Gartmore de Bruijn will assume management of the Gartmore Pacific Opportunities Fund and Gartmore Sicav Asia Pacific Fund. He will also provide specialist regional support on the Asian component of the global emerging market mandates managed by Palmer, and enable the development of an alternative business in Asian equities.


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