Active asset manager J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) has appointed Aled Smith as its investment director to join on 24 of Semptember.
Smith, to be based in London, will provide investment oversight to JOHCM’s 16 investment teams, based in London, Boston, New York and Singapore, as well as search for market-leading investment talent as the company seeks to add to its range of investment strategies over time.
Smith joins JOHCM from M&G Investments, where he most recently worked as the firm’s equities director. During his 18 years’ service with M&G, he helped to build the company’s global equities team into a highly-rated, multi-billion AUM business, managed a number of equity funds as well as the global research and investment process, and was responsible for training equity investment professionals and leading innovation within the equities division. Prior to M&G, Smith served as a buy-side analyst at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Emilio González, JOHCM’s acting CEO, said: “Smith has a tremendous pedigree as an experienced, successful investor and is an innovative thinker. His expertise will help us maintain our emphasis on generating market-leading long-term returns for our clients through high conviction, active investing and will play an important role in the growth of the JOHCM business.”