Investec adds Justin Simler to multi-asset team

Investec Asset Management has hired Schroders’ Justin Simler as an investment director in its multi-asset team.

In his new role Simler will be responsible for building Investec’s multi-asset capabilities globally and developing bespoke investment solutions with clients. He will report to multi-asset team co-heads Michael Spinks, Philip Saunders and John Stopford.

Simler has spent 10 years at Schroder Investment Management, most recently as global head of product management for multi-asset, where he was responsible for developing the product range, distribution, and client management.

Spinks says: “We are excited about Justin joining the team given the considerable impact he brings in terms of team and business growth potential.”

“A growing number of clients want to target outcomes defined in terms of risk and return. With over 20 years of multi-asset investment experience within the team, our core investment capabilities are firmly established, and Justin will play a key role in helping to grow this business.”