Martin Currie has added a portfolio manager to its £5.2bn global emerging markets team.
Aimee Truesdale will join the firm on 1 December from Jupiter Asset Management where she was an assistant fund manager and equities analyst on the firm’s Indian equities strategy and an emerging markets equities analyst.
Martin Currie said in a statement that Truesdale (pictured) will support the growth of its emerging market strategy.
Part of her role at Jupiter involved collaborating with the stewardship team to oversee ESG issues at investee companies and Martin Currie chief executive Julian Ide said its asset owner clients “recognise our distinctively collaborative approach and experience in ESG integration”.
“We very much look forward to welcoming Aimee to our team and her support for the continued success of the strategy,” he added.
Martin Currie global emerging markets portfolio manager Alastair Reynolds said Truesdale was joining at an “exciting time” for the asset manager “given the growth we are seeing across our business”.
He added: “With our growing team, we will expand coverage and deepen our corporate engagements to the benefit of clients and the overall strategy. Aimee will be a valuable addition to the team, and we look forward to bringing her on board.”
Martin Currie became part of Franklin Templeton last July after the latter acquired Legg Mason. Earlier this month, Franklin Templeton announced it was transferring oversight for its UK equities team, led by Colin Morton, to the Martin Currie platform.
In September, Martin Currie lost Asia equities manager Damian Taylor to Crux Asset Management where he became deputy manager on two Asia equity funds as part of Ewan Markson-Brown’s team.