Luca Evangelisti joins the asset manager from Moody’s, where he worked as associate in the financial institutions group for two years. Before this, Evangelisti was a financial analyst in the Goldman Sachs’ investment management division.
Harry Richards will transfer from Jupiter’s private clients and charities team, where he has worked since 2011 and gained experience in quantitative and qualitative fund analysis and client portfolio monitoring, to join the fixed-interest and multi-asset team.
Evangelisti and Richards will report to senior credit analyst Hilary Blandy. Jupiter’s fixed-interest and multi-asset team now comprises 11 members and oversees some £2.8bn in assets including Ariel Bezalel’s £1.4bn Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund.
The asset manager said growing the number of credit analysts to four will allow greater sector specialisation, which is seen as being increasingly important as more fixed-income securities become available for investment on the global stage.
Geldard added: “The fixed-interest and multi-asset team has enjoyed strong growth in assets under management in recent years and I am delighted to welcome Luca Evangelisti and Harry Richards to the team.
“Their appointments will help us further enhance our offering to clients, putting us in a strong position for the next stage of our development.”