JP Morgan AM appoints EMEA head of Pension

JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Sorca Kelly-Scholte in a newly created role as EMEA head of Pension Solutions & Advisory.

Kelly-Scholte will be responsible for advising European institutional investors and leading strategic, proprietary research and thought leadership initiatives on pension investment issues.

She will manage a London based team of pensions’ specialists and will coordinate across JPMAM’s pan-European client distribution network.

JP Morgan Asset Management’s Global Pension Solutions & Advisory Group, part of the firm’s global solutions business, provides product agnostic advice and integrated investment solutions to a wide range of pensions clients.

It includes dedicated actuarial, portfolio management and capital markets experts that work across JPMAM’s client teams in applying proprietary capital market, corporate finance and actuarial perspectives to pension investment issues.

Previously with Russell Investments for more than 14 years, Kelly-Scholte was most recently Managing Director of Client Strategy & Research EMEA, where she led strategic client advice.

Prior to joining Russell Investments she was a Consultant at Towers Perrin. She is a qualified actuary.

Commenting on the new hire, Anthony Gould, head of Global Pensions Solutions & Advisory, said: “Sorca brings to the role the ideal skill set and intellectual capital for engaging with corporate and public pension plans who are increasingly seeking custom solutions in order to achieve long-term funding goals.”

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