Ashburton Investments’ Tristan Hanson is to join M&G Investments as fund manager in its 16-strong multi-asset team.
He starts the new role on 21 March.
On joining M&G, Hanson will be responsible for the group’s absolute return proposition, reporting to head of multi-asset Dave Fishwick.
Hanson was head of asset allocation at Ashburton and a high-profile commentator in the trade and national media, with responsibility for its multi-asset strategy and related research.
An Ashburton spokeswoman says a replacement for Hanson will be announced later this week.
Prior to Ashburton, Hanson worked as a strategist at JP Morgan Cazenove covering equities, fixed income and currencies.
M&G Investments chief investment officer Graham Mason says: “We are very pleased to welcome Tristan to our team. He has extensive experience across multi-asset strategies and will play a key role in broadening our capabilities around absolute return products.
“This will strengthen our multi-asset team and meet increasing demand from our clients.”