Legg Mason has appointed senior JP Morgan Asset Management manager as its new head of UK sales.
Alexander Barry was a senior relationship manager for global strategic relationships at JP Morgan and has spent 20 years in various sales position, including head of UK asset manager sales and head of retail sales in the UK.
Based in London, Barry will lead Legg Mason’s distribution of a range of actively managed, UK and Dublin-domiciled equity, fixed income and alternative investment funds to the UK wholesale and institutional market.
Commenting on the appointment, Justin Eede, head of Europe and Americas distribution, said: ‘Alex’s excellent reputation and extensive experience in growing and servicing key client relationships will be invaluable to Legg Mason as we look to expand the investment choices we deliver to our intermediary clients across the UK. We look forward to welcoming him on board.’
Barry added: ‘Providing global investors with choice and offering compelling, actively managed solutions is key in an environment characterised by increased geopolitical and financial market uncertainty.
‘Legg Mason’s affiliate model, which is designed to harness a diverse range of skills and solutions across a suite of independent, entrepreneurially minded asset managers, is uniquely placed to deliver investment excellence.’
The appointment will be effective as of August 2017.