Newton Investment Management (Newton), part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, announced today the appointment of Euan Munro as its chief executive officer (CEO), subject to Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) approval in the UK. Euan will join Newton on June 23, 2021 and will report to Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

Euan’s accomplished investment career spans three decades. Most recently, Euan was CEO of Aviva Investors and a member of the global executive committee for seven years. Under Euan’s leadership, Aviva Investors was transformed into a leading UK asset manager with total assets under management growing significantly. Prior to this, Euan was head of global multi-asset and fixed interest investing at Standard Life Investments.

Commenting on Euan’s appointment, Hanneke Smits, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management, said:

Euan is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in the investment industry and we are delighted that he will be joining Newton as its chief executive officer. His investment credentials and extensive experience leading one of the UK’s larger asset managers with a presence in the institutional, intermediary and retail markets, are highly relevant to Newton and we look forward to warmly welcoming him soon.

Euan Munro, chief executive officer designate of Newton, said,

This is an exciting time to be joining Newton – a global asset manager full of talented people, high quality investment solutions and an incredibly strong heritage in responsible investment. I’m looking forward to building upon this strong foundation and continuing to enhance Newton’s investment offering to help clients achieve their goals.

Andrew Downs will continue as Newton’s interim CEO until Euan joins the company and receives approval from the FCA. Following this, Andrew will resume his role as chief operating officer of Newton. Andrew assumed the role of interim CEO of Newton in August when Hanneke Smits began her transition to CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

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Euan Munro’s biography
Euan Munro joins Newton as CEO designate from Aviva Investors where he was chief executive officer and a member of the global executive committee for seven years. Prior to this, Euan spent nearly 20 years at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was head of multi-asset and fixed interest investing and was an active member of the company’s board. He joined SLI as an inflation linked fund manager from Scottish Provident in 1995. Euan has an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, Philadelphia.

Newton Investment Management Limited (Newton) is a London-based global investment management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Newton is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Registered address, BNY Mellon Centre, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA. Registered in England No. 01371973. With assets under management of £44 billion as at 30 September 2020, Newton provides investment products and services to a wide range of clients, including pension funds, charities, corporations and (via BNY Mellon) individuals. News and other information about Newton is available at www.newtonim.com and via Twitter: @NewtonIM.

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Newton Investment Management (“Newton”), part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, today announces the appointment of Paul Birchenough and Ian Smith to its emerging-market and Asian equities franchise on 19 October. Paul and Ian join Newton from AXA Investment Managers where they co-managed the AXA Framlington global emerging markets funds. Prior to this, they worked at global emerging markets equity specialist hedge fund, Nevsky Capital.

Emerging-market and Asian equities are a core part of Newton’s capabilities. Paul and Ian are highly experienced investment professionals that share our focus on fundamental stock selection and, importantly, our strong conviction for investing with a long-term, thematic approach and full ESG integration. They are joining Newton as we continue to grow our proposition in the asset class and we look forward to welcoming them.

Curt Custardchief investment officer at Newton

Emerging-market and Asian equities can contribute to investors’ portfolios through superior growth prospects and overall equity outperformance. We believe that successful investing in the asset class is best achieved through a highly active and concentrated portfolio, which focuses on rigorous stock-specific analysis, combined with our long-standing thematic and ESG-integrated investment approach. Paul and Ian have extensive expertise in all of these areas and will be a significant addition to Newton’s investment team.

Julian Lyne, chief commercial officer at Newton

Paul and Ian will, alongside Sophia Whitbread, co-lead Newton’s £1.5 billion emerging-market and Asian equities strategies, including the BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets Fund. They will be supported by investment analyst, Sahil Mali, and the wider equity opportunities team.

Rob Marshall-Lee, lead portfolio manager of emerging-market and Asian equities at Newton, will be leaving the firm at the end of November. Curt added,

We are grateful for Rob’s contribution to the firm over the last 21 years and we wish him all the best in the future.

Curt Custardchief investment officer at Newton

In addition to Newton’s recent portfolio management hires, Newton has also recruited three analysts to join its central research team, which continues to be the engine of its idea generation across all of its investment strategies. Connor Middleton joins as global financials analyst from JP Morgan, Fei Zhou Chen joins as a global analyst from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Jonny Urwin joins from UBS as global insurance analyst.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Paul Birchenough
Prior to joining Newton, Paul was co-lead portfolio manager of Axa Framlington’s global emerging markets capabilities. Before that, he was a Latin America investment analyst at Nevsky Capital, where he met Ian Smith. Paul began his career at KPMG in the audit, transaction services and corporate finance teams covering the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector. Paul is a chartered accountant and attended the University of Nottingham where he studied mathematics.

Ian Smith
Ian was co-lead portfolio manager of Axa Framlington’s global emerging markets capabilities. Prior to this, he was a financials analyst at Matrix Group and Nevsky Capital. Ian began his career doing corporate finance and M&A at a number of leading accountancy firms and investment banks. Ian is a chartered accountant and has a degree in Economics and Politics from Durham University.

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (“BNY Mellon”) (NYSE: BK) announced today that Mitchell Harris, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, which includes the Wealth and Investment Management businesses, has announced his intention to retire effective October 1, 2020. The Company has appointed Hanneke Smits as CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, and Catherine Keating will continue in her role as CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Both Ms. Smits and Ms. Keating, leading their respective parts of the Investment and Wealth Management business, will report Todd Gibbons, CEO of BNY Mellon, and Ms. Smits will join BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.

Mitchell has been instrumental in driving our Investment Management business over the last four years as CEO and we wish him all the best in retirement. During a period of tremendous change in the investment landscape, he helped reposition our multi-boutique model and launch new investment capabilities, leaving us well positioned to meet the evolving investment needs of our clients. We are delighted to elevate Hanneke into the CEO role for Investment Management. She has spearheaded Newton’s business momentum and client-centric culture, and we look forward to her leadership within Investment Management. Mitchell has cultivated a strong bench of leaders, including Hanneke and Catherine, who will continue to drive the execution of our strategic priorities to deliver leading investment solutions to our clients underpinned by exceptional investment performance.

Todd Gibbons, CEO of BNY Mellon IM

I am deeply honored to serve as CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management. We have made great progress in building a diversified investment portfolio to help our clients achieve their investment goals. We will build on this strong foundation to continue to drive performance and innovation across our investment products, while also serving as a trusted partner for our clients in today’s rapidly changing investment environment.

Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Investment Management

Ms. Smits will continue as CEO of Newton until October 1 and a search is currently underway to replace her as CEO of Newton. Over the next several months, Mitchell will work closely with Hanneke and Catherine to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

Ms. Smits has been CEO of Newton Investment Management, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, since August 2016. Her career spans close to three decades in financial services, including serving as a member of the Executive Committee at private equity firm Adams Street Partners from 2001 to 2014, and Chief Investment Officer from 2008 to 2014. Hanneke is a Non-Executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England and serves on the board of the Investment Association. She is Chair of Impetus a venture philanthropy organization that supports charities that aim to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people, and as part of this appointment, she is Trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation, founded in 2011 by The Sutton Trust in partnership with Impetus. She is co-founder and former Chair of Level 20, a not-for-profit organization set up in 2015 to inspire women to join and s쳮d in the private equity industry. Originally from the Netherlands, Hanneke has a BBA from Nijenrode University and a MBA from the London Business School.

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About BNY Mellon Investment Management and BNY Mellon Wealth Management

BNY Mellon Investment Management and BNY Mellon Wealth Management are part of BNY Mellon and are respectively one of the world’s largest investment firms and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.8 trillion in total assets under management as of March 31, 2020.

Through an investor-first approach, BNY Mellon brings to clients the best of both worlds: specialist expertise from eight world-class investment firms offering solutions across every major asset class, backed by the strength, stability, and global presence of BNY Mellon, one of the world’s most trusted investment partners. Additional information on BNY Mellon Investment Management is available on www.im.bnymellon.com and on www.bnymellonwealth.com for BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of March 31, 2020, BNY Mellon had $35.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.