Crux hires boutique PM to join fast-growing Asia equity team – Citywire Selector

Crux Asset Management has hired Martin Currie’s Asia ex-Japan portfolio manager, Damian Taylor (pictured) as it continues to build out its Asia-focused equity investment capabilities.

Taylor will report to Citywire AAA-rated Ewan Markson-Brown, who joined from Baillie Gifford in September to lead the Asia team, which also includes analysts Ishaan Bhatia and Ryan Soh.

During his time at Martin Currie, Taylor was a portfolio manager on the firm’s Asia Long-Term Unconstrained fund. He also previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Starting on 1 October, Crux AM will unveil two actively managed, long-term growth focused regional equity strategies focused on Asia ex-Japan and China.

‘Built on flexibility and diverse thinking, the Crux Asia team we have assembled has world-class expertise and experience that will enable the firm to capture Asian growth,’ Crux AM’s CEO Karen Zachary said.

‘Through long-term, bottom-up, high-conviction stock selection and alignment of investment objectives with our global investors, we look forward to further broadening our investor base.’



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