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Rob Harris named Evenlode CEO



The firm has appointed Rob Harris as its CEO from 7 May, subject to FCA approval.

Harris, who has been an independent non-executive director at Evenlode since May last year, co-founded Majedie Asset Management and was its CEO until 2022. Following Liontrust’s purchase of Majedie, Harris became the head of Liontrust’s global institutional business.

Co-founder of Evenlode and current CEO Hugh Yarrow will become executive chair of the company and will remain lead manager on the firm’s £3.5bn Evenlode Income strategy.

The hire comes in a bid to bolster the company’s senior management team, and in turn allow the portfolio management teams to focus on running portfolios and building client relationships.

Sarasin & Partners

The firm has promoted Subitha Subramaniam to head of investment strategy amid a wider shake up of the firm’s asset management leadership structure.

Subramaniam’s previous role as head of asset management has been taken up by investment manager and partner Sam Jeffries.

The firm said the changes were part of a reshaping process to position the business for future growth.

It has made a series of hires to its investment team over the past year, including Cédric Phounpadith as head of investment risk, and multi-asset portfolio managers Alastair Baker and Michael Jervis.

Royal London Asset Management

Will Nicoll is set to take over as head of fixed income, with current head Jonathan Platt announcing his intention to retire after nearly 40 years at the firm.

Platt will stay on at the firm until the end of 2024 in order to aid the fixed income team’s transition to new leadership.

Nicoll, currently head of private assets, will take over management of RLAM’s fixed income team at the end of 2024 in addition to his current responsibilities.

RLAM confirmed that there will be no change to the processes currently employed as part of its fixed income capabilities across rates and cash, sterling credit, or global credit, and the strategy for growing these areas remains unchanged.

FE Fundinfo

The data company has appointed Joerg Grossmann as its new chief product officer.

Grossmann brings with him more than two decades of experience in leadership roles at financial institutions, consultancies and financial technology firms.  

Most recently, he was chief product officer at Allfunds and acted as a jury member of the Swiss Sustainable Fund Awards. His previous companies also include Credit Suisse, UBS and The Boston Consulting Group,

As chief product officer Grossmann will work with clients to drive asset growth and efficiency, shape product and distribution strategies, and facilitate faster global market entry and growth.  

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