J. P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has bolstered its UK funds sales team with five new appointments.
The hires have been made across all levels of the UK sales team and have fill their new roles via in-house movements and from other investment management firms.
James Burdis has been appointed client adviser in the strategic relationships groups, reporting to Tim Mitchell, UK head of strategic relationships at JPMAM, after relocating to London.
He will be responsible for developing relationships with key strategic clients including national discretionary fund managers, private banks, family offices and multi-managers.
He started his career at JPMAM's London office in 2007, before moving to Hong Kong for eight years and then Singapore for two years where he has been building relationships with wealth managers, private banks and consultants across the region.
Meanwhile, James Wring joins as regional sales manager for South West England and will report into Dale Erdei, head of UK intermediary sales.
He will be based in Bristol and will be responsible for developing and advancing relationships with independent financial advisers based throughout the South West.
He will help deliver client solutions to the UK retail channel, working closely with both the strategic relationships group and JPMAM's investment trust team.
Wring joins from Jupiter Asset Management where he covered clients based in the South West and AXA before that, covering the broader IFA community.
Jordan Mildwater, Liam MacDonald-Raggett and Harry Boys have all been appointed sales executives and will support JPMAM's regional intermediary sales managers.
They will be based in London and will report to Nicola Hayden, head of sales executives at JPMAM.
Mildwater joins from Columbia Threadneedle Investments, MacDonald-Raggett from JPMorgan's Corporate & Investment Bank and Boys joins from JPMAM's UK funds marketing team.
Commenting on the appointments, Massimo Greco, head of EMEA funds, JPMAM, said: "We have made swift progress in bolstering the depth and quality of our UK sales team.
"Strengthening our activity across the UK IFA and wealth management communities to continue to provide our clients with the best solutions is one of my top priorities. A
"s senior hires, James Wring and James Burdis join with an abundance of experience in strategic relationship management and will hit the ground running with immediate and positive contributions to our clients.
"The talented additions to our sales executives team will ensure we continue to provide excellent service to our clients, which always drives our focus."
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