Jupiter Asset Management has appointed two equity analysts to work on a suite of its alternatives and technology funds.
Nahid Iqbal and Antoine Hucher joined Jupiter in November from Italian bank Mediobanca and French firm Exane BNP Paribas respectively.
Hucher joins Jupiter's global and regional equity teams, with a particular focus on global financials, where he will help to generate ideas for Guy de Blonay's range of funds, including Jupiter Financial Innovation.
As well as this specialism, Hucher will contribute more widely across Jupiter's equity funds, providing "valuable analysis into global technology firms", Jupiter said.
Iqbal, meanwhile, will primarily work on Mike Buhl-Nielsen's Jupiter Europa fund alongside incumbent analyst Tommy Kristoffersen. He will also "work collaboratively with Jupiter's broader alternatives team, as the firm continues to build on its capabilities in this space", Jupiter continued.
Jupiter's deputy CIO Katharine Dryer said the duo would "add breadth and depth to our research capabilities in these crucial areas, both of which continue to prove increasingly important as client needs evolve".
She added: "At Jupiter we are always on the lookout for opportunities to strengthen our team of analysts, investing at all levels to bring in new skills and sector expertise to complement the talent we already have in house."
Hucher worked as a sellside analyst at Exane BNP Paribas, leading a team of analysts focused on large- and small-cap European software and IT services companies.
Iqbal worked in equity sales for Mediobanca, covering a diversified group of European institutions and hedge funds.