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Martin Currie hires ex-OMGI boss Ide as distribution head

Martin Currie hires ex-OMGI boss Ide as distribution head

Martin Currie has appointed former Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) chief executive Julian Ide as its head of distribution and strategy.

Based in Edinburgh, he will oversee distribution of the asset manager’s range of products across all jurisdictions.

Ide (pictured) has been in the industry for 25 years and was OMGI boss between 2011 and 2016.

He quit the firm after a senior management restructure, which saw star fund manager Richard Buxton take his role.

After leaving OMGI, he moved to ETF firm Source, which he headed until September 2017, exiting the company after it was taken over by Invesco.

He has also held various senior roles at Credit Suisse and ABN Amro.

Commenting on the appointment, Willie Watt, chief executive at Martin Currie, said: ‘Julian Ide is a crucial hire for our business, as we look to step up our distribution momentum and increase the accessibility of our investment strategies to a global marketplace.

‘Given Julian’s experience and previous success, it is right that he should have responsibility for developing our forward strategy, in partnership with me.

‘I am really excited to be working with Julian and believe he can make a huge contribution to building this business.’

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