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JPM Japanese Trust Appoints New Board Members For December

Mark Shapland Reporter 12 November 2014

JPM Japanese Trust Appoints New Board Members For December

Former Ignis head Christopher Samuel is to become non-executive director of the £465 million JP Morgan Japanese investment trust.

Former Ignis head Christopher Samuel is to become non-executive director of the £465 million ($737 million) JP Morgan Japanese investment trust.

He joins the board on 19 December after the trust's annual general meeting. From July 2009 through to July of this year he was chief executive officer at Ignis, when the business was taken over by Standard Life Investments.

"Mr Samuel will bring to the Board considerable experience of the investment management industry and Japan where he was based earlier in his career," the trust said in a statement.

Meanwhile Kames Capital old head Andrew Fleming will be appointed chairman of the trust on the same day. He has been a director at the trust since 2004 and succeeds current chairman and director Jeremy Paulson-Ellis who is retiring. Paulson-Ellis has been on the board since 1996.

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