Article date: 30 January 2007
Morley Fund Management, one of the UK’s largest activefund managers, announced today that chief investment officer(CIO) Katherine Garrett-Cox has resigned and will be leavingthe company at the end of March 2007. Morley’s head ofstrategy, Adrian Jarvis, will take on the role of interim CIO fromthat date. Katherine will be taking up a new role as chiefinvestment officer and group executive director with Alliance Trustplc based in Dundee, Scotland.
Chris Phillips, whose appointment as Morley’s new CEO wasrecently announced, is aware of Katherine’s decision andsupportive of Adrian taking on the interim role.
As head of strategy, Adrian is responsible for investment strategy,quantitative research and quant funds within Morley. Over the pastsix years he has built a team with a successful track record ofadding value through both strategic and tactical asset allocation.With his team, Adrian has taken the strength of Morley’sinternal asset allocation modelling and applied these skills toproduce demonstrable benefits for a broader client base.
Philip Scott, group executive director of Aviva and chairman ofMorley Fund Management, said: “Katherine leaves at the end ofMarch with our best wishes and thanks for her contribution over thepast three years. In her time at Morley she has brought her strongpeople management skills to the fore and introduced a more focusedand commercial approach within the investment team. She has alsochampioned Morley’s investment talent, evidenced by thepromotion of Niall Paul from head of emerging market equities tohead of equities and the fact that we can look to Adrian Jarvis tofulfil the interim CIO role.”
An executive search firm is being appointed to consider bothinternal and external candidates to replace Katherine.
Katherine Garrett-Cox said: “It has been a difficult decisionto leave Morley. I have enjoyed building a first class investmentteam and I am especially proud of how we have come together andprogressed on many fronts. So I will depart confident that I willleave behind a strong investment capability and great group ofpeople to take the business forward.”
Katherine joined Morley in March 2004 from Aberdeen AssetManagement where she had been CIO.
For more information contact:
Telephone: 020 78098617
Morley Fund Management
Morley Fund Management
Morley Fund ManagementLimited is the UK-based asset management business of Aviva plc.Firms within the Morley group of companies manage £162 billion or€239 billion from offices around the world as at 30 September2006.
Morley manages both institutional and retail funds. It also acts asinvestment manager for a range of retail investment funds, marketedin the UK under the Norwich Union brand and in Europe under theAviva brand.
- Equity End User of the Year – Derivatives WeekDEAL Awards 2006
- Property Fund Manager of the Year, Pensions Management Awards2006
- Best Commitment to Raising Standards of Trustee Education,Engaged Investor Awards 2006
- Property Fund Manager of the Year, Property Week Awards2006
- SRI Provider of the Year, Global Pensions 2006
- Central European Property Awards 2005 - Outstanding Company ofthe Year & Investor of the Year
- UK Pensions Awards 2005 – Property Manager of theYear
- Property Week Awards 2004 – Best Property FundManager
- Pensions Management Provider Awards 2003 – Best PropertyFund Manager
Further information about Morley Fund Management can be found atwww.morleyfm.com