Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) today announces the appointment of Hans Georgeson as Chief Executive Officer*. Hans will take over the role from Andrew Carter, who will retire at the end of June 2021 after more than 20 years at RLAM.
Hans joins RLAM from AXA Group where he spent 10 years as CEO of Architas Asset Management, overseeing its growth from a start-up UK business to a 300-person investment company, responsible for over £40 billion of assets across 12 countries in Europe and Asia.
Prior to this Hans held a number of senior executive roles at Barclays Wealth, where he was responsible for its UK and European retail investment business. He was previously an executive director at Gerrard Investment Management, and ran a retail trading business earlier in his career.
With over 25 years’ financial services experience, Hans initially trained as an equity analyst at BZW Investment Management and Merrill Lynch, focusing on Scandinavia and the brewing, tobacco and leisure sectors.
Hans holds two degrees from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. His appointment as CEO of RLAM is subject to FCA approval.
Commenting on the appointment, Barry O’Dwyer at Royal London, said:
“With a proven track record of growing financial services businesses, we believe Hans’ experience and entrepreneurial insight will be hugely valuable in helping RLAM expand its capabilities for the benefit of investors and in meeting our ambitious long-term commercial objectives. His appointment builds on the 20-year period of exceptional growth that RLAM has experienced under Andrew Carter’s stewardship, which has seen the company develop a compelling investment proposition to meet the requirements of institutional, wholesale and retail investors.”
Hans Georgeson added:
“RLAM’s track record of delivering strong investment outperformance, coupled with a culture that puts the needs of clients at the very heart of its business, has led RLAM to become a leading player within the UK asset management sector. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build on the success that the business has experienced to date and to continuing to deliver the very best products and services to our investors.”
Notes to Editors
*subject to regulatory approval.
About Royal London Asset Management (RLAM):
Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.
RLAM manages £148 billion of assets and employs 121 investment professionals as at 31 December 2020. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.
For professional clients only, not suitable for retail investors.
Issued by Royal London Asset Management Limited, registered in England and Wales number 2244297; authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.
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