Brook AM expands GEM team with second Newton hire

Follows appointment of Robert Marshall-Lee

James Baxter-Derrington
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Sophia Whitbread

Brook Asset Management has appointed Sophia Whitbread as assistant portfolio manager on its global emerging markets (GEM) strategy, reuniting her with former Newton colleague Robert Marshall-Lee, who recently moved.

Whitbread, who will join the firm in June, will manage the strategy alongside Marshall-Lee, who she previously co-managed the BNY Mellon Newton Global Emerging Markets and Oriental funds with. Euan Munro named CEO of BNY Mellon IM's Newton Marshall-Lee, whose move was announced last November, is set to start at the firm in March. Jos Trusted, head of institutional business at Brook, celebrated Whitbread's "analytical ability" and "extensive experience of emerging market investment" alongside the duo's "concentrated, thematic and benchmark agnostic investment process." Timothy Pe...

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