Morley appoints managing director, distribution

Article date: 11 April 2005

Morley Fund Management, one of the UK largest fund managers, hasappointed James Tanner to the new position of managing director,distribution. James will report to Morley’s chief executiveofficer Keith Jones and will also be appointed to the Morley board(subject to regulatory approval).

James will provide overall focus for all of Morley’sdistribution activities in the UK and internationally. His directreports will be Alan Gadd, managing director, UK and Europeanretail and Alistair Morrison, managing director, institutional.

James was most recently managing director, institutional sales,global markets, EMEA at HSBC. Between 1983-2002, James worked forMorgan Stanley in London, New York and Hong Kong where he held anumber of roles including managing director, head Europeaninvestment management business and managing director, headinternational private client group, Asia.

Morley’s chief executive officer Keith Jones said: "Thisis an important new position for Morley. We’ve reshaped ourbusiness over the past two years and are now positioned tosignificantly grow in our key UK and European markets. Jim’sappointment will be the catalyst to accelerating the growth of ourexternal business in particular, as well as strengthening ourrelationships with our existing strategic partners.

"Distribution channels in the fund management industry areevolving rapidly and we need a person of Jim’s calibre andexperience to make sure we are in a position to take advantage ofevery opportunity."


For further information please contact:
Fiona Baker,Head of Corporate Communications 020 7809 8617
Morley Fund Management

Notes to Editors
Morley Fund Management

  • Morley Fund Management Limited (Morley) is a London based,asset management business with over £128 billion* undermanagement. It actively manages a diverse range of asset classesand employs in the region of 200 investment professionals.Companies in the Morley Group have operations in Boston, Dublin,Luxembourg, Melbourne and Warsaw. Morley has representativeoffices in Milan and Madrid.
  • Morley is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aviva Group andmanages both institutional and retail funds under the Morleybrand. It also acts as investment manager for a range of retailinvestment funds, marketed in the UK under the Norwich Unionbrand, and international funds marketed under the Aviva Fundsbrand.

*as at 31.12.04. Not including mortgage assets

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