RWC has announced that Annabel Faulkner will be joining the company in October as head of Marketing.
Faulkner was previously at the $200bn global investment manager Pioneer Investments where she carried out a number of senior roles in marketing and distribution, spanning eight years at the company.
Prior to Pioneer she was at AXA Investment Management and JPMorgan Asset Management.
James Tollemache, head of Sales at RWC commented: “We have seen a period of sustained growth and we need to bolster our marketing resources. The marketing function within asset management has evolved a great deal in the last five years and we feel Annabel brings with her an unusual breadth of experience in international distribution, strategic marketing and business development.
“RWC now manages almost $10bn on behalf of US, UK, European and Asian clients through both wholesale and institutional channels as well as recently gaining traction in Australia and South Africa.
At the end of April RWC launched the RWC Global Enhanced Dividend Fund, which is already over $150m AUM and builds on the success of Nick Purves, Ian Lance and John Teahan’s $4bn equity income funds. RWC’s Ajay Gambhir has also seen assets increase significantly for his European long short fund, which recently surpassed the $1bn mark.
Dan Mannix, CEO added: “The investment teams at RWC are offering differentiated product across long short equity, equity income, convertibles, long only equity and activist. We have had strong inflows over the past two years with assets doubling over that time and we are looking to RWC’s next stage of development. Annabel will be an integrated part of our business development team ensuring our portfolio managers can continue to focus on investing whilst we provide transparent and relevant reporting to our clients.”