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Fulcrum taps Willis Towers Watson to head new alternatives group

Fulcrum taps Willis Towers Watson to head new alternatives group

Fulcrum Asset Management has appointed Matthew Roberts as a partner, to help it create a new alternatives group invested in non-traditional assets classes.

Roberts joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he was a portfolio manager on the Towers Watson Partners Fund and related strategies with around $10 billion (£7.47 billion) under management.

Prior to this he ran its multi-asset and multi-strategy hedge fund research teams.

Andrew Stevens, Fulcrum’s chief executive said: ‘Given our macro focus, clients are increasingly asking us for help with their real asset and credit allocations.

‘These asset classes will continue to grow in their importance as investors diversify and strengthen their portfolios. Led by Matthew, the new Alternatives Group at Fulcrum will provide an attractive investment solution for our clients.’

Fulcrum also recently hired Aviva's multi-asset team (Aims) strategist, Marc Semaan, to help run its multi team, as it ramps up its growth plans

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