London Asset Manager Appoints IT Head

Ilya Timofeyev 9 September 2009

London Asset Manager Appoints IT Head

London-based Baring Asset Management, the international investment management firm, has appointed Laura Ahto as head of operations and technology, with immediate effect.

In her new role Ms Ahto will be responsible for investment operations, IT, change and data management across the global business; she will be reporting to John Misselbrook, the firm’s chief operating officer.

Ms Ahto prior career included senior positions at PIMCO Europe, Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust.

“We have created this new role to enhance and strengthen the management of key operational areas in this dynamic environment. We are delighted to welcome Laura to Barings and are confident that her extensive operational experience and industry knowledge will play an important role in helping us grow the business over the coming years,” said Mr Misselbrook.

In other recent hires, Baring Asset Management appointed Kommera Chakradhar Reddy as head of India equities, who is responsible for managing exposure to India equities across firm’s range of emerging markets products.

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