Newton Investment Management has announced the death of portfolio manager Suzanne Hutchins (pictured).
She had spent 30 years at Newton and was team leader of the firm’s real return strategy.
Newton CEO Euan Munro said: “Everyone at Newton is deeply saddened by the news that our dear colleague Suzanne Hutchins, head of our real return team, passed away.
“She had a passion for investing, for her clients, and for her team that was infectious, and was one of the reasons I joined Newton. Dedicating nearly thirty years to Newton, she cared about her team and her colleagues, and they in turn regarded her with huge affection and admiration.
“A pioneer in our industry, she championed for diversity both at Newton and across the asset management space. She was both moulded by Newton, and key in moulding the next generation of its investors. Suzanne was among the best of us, which is why we will miss her so much. We are offering support to Suzanne’s family and our colleagues during this tragic time.”
BNY Mellon, Newton’s parent company, noted Hutchins worked closely with the company’s diversity project while openly encouraging women to invest and to consider themselves for roles in asset management to help close the gender-investing gap.