Newton Investment Management (Newton IM), part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, today announces the appointment of Andy Warwick to its Real Return team, reporting to Suzanne Hutchins.

Andy will join on 30 July 2018 and, subject to any necessary approvals, will work as co-lead portfolio manager on the Newton and BNY Mellon Real Return strategies, alongside co-lead portfolio managers Suzanne Hutchins and Aron Pataki.

Andy joins from BlackRock where he was co-manager of the BlackRock Dynamic Diversified Growth Fund, as well as being manager of the BGF Flexible Multi-Asset Fund (a Lipper Award Fund), BlackRock Balanced Growth Fund and BlackRock Balanced Managed Fund.

Commenting on the appointment, Julian Lyne, Chief Commercial Officer at Newton IM, said:

The expansion of our Real Return team, with the appointment of Andy, is a strong recognition of the importance of the strategy to our business and the growth we expect from it in the UK and other markets around the world.

With 20-years of experience running multi-asset funds, Andy will bring a highly complementary skill set to the Real Return team, particularly in cross-asset-class research, macro input and portfolio construction. He has significant experience across asset classes, including equities, fixed income, commodities, credit, volatility and alternatives.

The strategy will continue to be based on its fundamental principles, but its approach will continue to evolve as the strategy seeks to navigate an evolving financial landscape and exploits a broad opportunity set to meet the requirements of our clients.

Julian Lyne, Chief Commercial Officer

The strategy follows a team-based approach, which gains from the broad and balanced expertise of portfolio managers Suzanne Hutchins, Iain Stewart, Aron Pataki, Matt Brown and Phil Shucksmith.

Notes to editors:

Andy Warwick

Andy has been a portfolio manager for more than 20 years, and has run multi-asset funds for the last 13 years, over two full business cycles, with a proven track record in managing successful large and liquid investment portfolios, including absolute return funds, and he is well known among the consultant and institutional client audiences. He joins Newton from BlackRock, where he has been since 2005. He was co-manager of the BlackRock Dynamic Diversified Growth Fund, as well as being manager of the BGF Flexible Multi-Asset Fund (a Lipper Award Fund), the BlackRock Balanced Growth Fund and the BlackRock Balanced Managed Fund.

Newton Investment Management Ltd (NIM) is a London-based global investment management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. NIM and Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited (NIMNA) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  NIMNA is also registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Registered address, The Bank of New York Mellon Centre, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA. Registered in England No. 01371973 (NIM) and No. 2675952 (NIMNA).

With assets under management of £49.8bn ($69.9bn) as at 31 March 2018, 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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