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Duffield's private client head Akroyd exits Brompton

Duffield's private client head Akroyd exits Brompton

Former Thornhill chief investment officer Gillian Lakin has been appointed head of private clients at John Duffield's Brompton Asset Management following the departure of Simon Akroyd.

Akroyd's association with Duffield (pictured) spans a number of years. He was hired by Duffield to head Brompton's private client operation last year after a spell as head of private clients at Duffield's former firm New Star Asset Management. 

A spokesperson for Brompton said: 'We've had a reorganisation at Brompton and as a result Simon has left the firm. It was not an acrimonious departure and we wish him well.'

Lakin, who joined Brompton as CIO at the end of last year, headed up Thornhill's investment team before its acquisition by Cazenove.

In other changes at Brompton Luke Hyde-Smith has been promoted from analyst to private client fund manager.

Duffield, whose CV includes the creation of Jupiter, set up Brompton in 2009 after the collapse of New Star, which was subsequently sold to Henderson.    

The firm has two core businesses, one focusing on managing money for private clients and the other, Brompton Real Estate Investors, managing property investments.  

 

 

 

 

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