Jupiter expands fixed income team

Jupiter has announced four promotions and one appointment to its fixed income team.

Harry Richards, who joined Jupiter in 2011, has been promoted assistant fund manager to Ariel Bezalel, supporting him on the Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund. Richards joined Jupiters fxed income team in 2013.

In his new role, he will continue to work alongside Bezalel, providing research input with some responsibility for portfolio construction, idea implementation and support on sales and marketing activities.

Katharine Dryer, who joined Jupiter as a product specialist director, Fixed Income, in 2013, has been appointed head of Investments, Fixed Income & Multi-Asset. In her new role Dryer will work closely with the business and investment teams to build out Jupiter’s product range in this area, reporting directy to CIO Stephen Pearson.

In addition, Hilary Blandy has been promoted to take on the role of head of Credit Research. She joined Jupiter in 2012, and has 14 years’ experience analysing credit and covenant packages as well as structuring bonds deals, will report into Miles Geldard, head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Multi-Asset.

In her new position, Hilary will be responsible for shaping, structuring and developing the five-strong team to enable it to support this area as it grows.

Adam Darling, who has 15 years’ investment experience, has been appointed a permanent member of the credit analyst team after completing a temporary role while Joe Moxham, who originally joined Jupiter through the Investment 2020 programme, has also joined the team as an analyst.

Jupiter CIO Pearson comments on the appointments: “Stephen Pearson said: “These appointments form an important part of a broader objective to expand our fixed income and multi-asset capabilities and build on our recent success in this area.  A more formal structure, with clearly defined roles, is an important step as we seek to develop our offering, and follows recent strengthening of the fixed income risk and technology infrastructure.”

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