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1 July 2011
He joins from Allianz Global Investors and will start in his new position on 19th September. Prior to Allianz, James worked for Legg Mason Investments and Fidelity International.
FOUR, which launched funds in 2007 and manages assets of £1.1 billion*, is looking to increase its presence in the intermediaries, retail and wealth management sectors. James will focus the sales effort on promoting the firm’s UK, Europe ex-UK and Global equity funds.
Derrick Dunne, a founding partner of FOUR, said “James is a great hire for us. Our investment teams are delivering, our funds are gaining size, and James has the skills and people relationships to develop FOUR in these market sectors. We will be complementing his appointment with additional efforts in PR and advertising.”
James Southern said “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join FOUR, a boutique firm, majority owned by its staff, and with a great depth of experience. I look forward to helping the firm expand in the retail, intermediary and private wealth sectors”.