Morley appoints Kieran Curtis as global fixed income fund manager

Article date: 9 November 2005

Morley Fund Management, one of the UK’s largest fundmanagers, has appointed Kieran Curtis as a fund manager to itsGlobal Fixed Income team. Kieran will be responsible for researchon non index "emerging" bond and currency markets and will reportto the head of global fixed income, Mark Watts.

Kieran joins Morley in the last week of November from StandardAsset Management, where he managed emerging market fixed incomefunds and brings particular expertise in less developed marketswith additional experience of managing structured products andfunds with total return benchmarks. Kieran began his career atInvesco Asset Management gaining experience in both global equitiesand global bonds.

Of Morley’s £134 billion assets under management, it manages£69 billion in fixed income assets. Kieran joins a team of morethan 40 fixed income investment professionals covering global bondsand emerging market debt, sovereign products, credit and treasury& money markets.

Mark Watts, head of global fixed income at Morley Fund Management,commented on the appointment: “We’re very pleased toadd Kieran’s solid experience in managing emerging localmarket bonds and currencies. His expertise enhances the depth andbreadth of Morley’s fixed income offering and adds resourceto a vital area of added value on client’s portfolios.We’re confident that he’ll make a significantcontribution to the team, further strengthening ouralpha-generating capabilities.”


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About Morley Fund Management
Morley FundManagement (‘Morley’) is a London based, assetmanagement business with over £134 billion (€198 bn)** undermanagement. The property team manages in excess of £17 billion(€24bn) of UK and European property assets, making Morley oneof the largest property fund manager in Europe. Winners of the highprofile Property Week Fund Manager of the Year Award 2004 and theUK Pensions Awards 2005 Property Fund Manager of the Year, the teamconsists of over 60 investment professionals and manages a range offunds on behalf of institutional, pension and retail clients.Morley has been at the forefront of innovation in property fundmanagement and has launched a range of specialist sector basedfunds, including: Igloo Regeneration Fund, Quercus HealthcareProperty, The Junction and The Mall.


**Not including mortgage assets, as at 30/06/05

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Morley Fund Management is a business name of Morley Fund ManagementLimited, registered in England No. 1151805. Registered Office: No.1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ. Authorised and regulated in the UK bythe Financial Services Authority and a member of the InvestmentManagement Association.

Morley Fund Management is also a business name of Morley FundManagement International Limited. Both are Aviva companies.

Contact us at Morley Fund Management, No. 1 Poultry, London EC2R8EJ.

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