R&M makes third ex-Merian distribution hire as Pearse joins

Responsible for the Midlands, South West and Channel Islands

David Brenchley
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It is R&M's third distribution hire in just over six months
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It is R&M's third distribution hire in just over six months

River & Mercantile (R&M) has added Jupiter Asset Management's Nick Pearse to its UK wholesale distribution team.

Pearse will be responsible for developing business and client service in the Midlands, South West and Channel Islands, R&M said. It is R&M's third distribution hire in just over six months, with all three having worked together at Merian Global Investors, which was bought by Jupiter in February 2020. R&M looks to add fund managers and further distribution hires as CEO Barham outlines five-year plan Head of wholesale distribution at R&M Simon Smith, who moved from Merian in June, said he regarded Pearse, who he has worked with for almost a decade, as "one of the best distribution pr...

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