Gent is heading to Allianz Global Investors to become its head of northern Europe, retail and wholesale.
Head of European distribution at Legg Mason Justin Eede will take on Gent’s responsibilities until a replacement is found.
Gent began his investment industry career at Chichester based Thesis Asset Management where he held roles on the investment management side, before moving onto Henderson Global Investors to work in sales.
In 2007 he joined Legg Mason, working his way up to become head of UK sales in 2010.
We would like to thank Adam for his contribution to Legg Mason’s UK growth and wish him every success for the future,” said Eede. “The UK is a key market for Legg Mason and we have a strong team committed to serving the needs of UK investors.”