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First Sentier Investors appoints Global Head of Investment Management

Monday 29 November 2021: Leading global investment manager, First Sentier Investors, today announced the appointment of David Allen to the role of Global Head of Investment Management.

Allen brings with him more than 20 years of global asset management experience where he specialised in building investment businesses and leading investment teams.

Prior to this role, Allen spent five years at AMP Capital, most recently as Global CIO, Equities based in London where he led a global team.

Allen has also previously held senior investment leadership roles at Sarasin & Partners, Fidelity International, and Pioneer Investments. In these roles he has led teams across a wide range of capabilities, including equities, fixed income, multi-asset, ESG, dealing, risk management and operations.

In his role, Allen will lead First Sentier Investors’ investment teams, excluding FSSA Investment Managers and Stewart Investors, and he will contribute to the development and execution of the firm’s corporate strategy. He will also play a key role in commercialising and growing investment capabilities for the business.

First Sentier Investors Chief Executive Officer Mark Steinberg said: “We are pleased to have attracted someone of David’s calibre to the business. He will play an important role in partnering with investment teams to ensure we continue to offer relevant products and strong investment performance for our clients and capitalise on our growth potential across global markets.”

Allen’s appointment is effective today. He will replace Perry Clausen, who is retiring from the role of Chief Investment Officer in early 2022.

 

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About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors manages more than £132.5 billion in assets (as at 30 September 2021) on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide.

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. First Sentier Investors’ expertise spans a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors focused on delivering sustainable investment success based on responsible investment principles.

Formerly known as First State Investments, the firm was acquired from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2019 by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

For more information, visit www.firstsentierinvestors.com

 

Important information

In the UK, issued by First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 143359). Registered office Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB number 2294743.

In the EEA, issued by First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited is registered in the Republic of Ireland, No: 629188. Registered offices: 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Elsewhere, issued by First Sentier Investors International IM Limited which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (registered number 122512). Registered office: 23 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1BB number SCO79063.

First Sentier Investors entities referred to in this document are part of First Sentier Investors a member of MUFG, a global financial group. First Sentier Investors includes a number of entities in different jurisdictions. MUFG and its subsidiaries do not guarantee the performance of any investment or entity referred to in this document or the repayment of capital. Any investments referred to are not deposits or other liabilities of MUFG or its subsidiaries, and are subject to investment risk including loss of income and capital invested.