First State strengthens global equities team

First State Investments has made two appointments to its global equities team.

Julie Thomas will focus on financial stocks while Ben Yeoh will specialise in healthcare. Both will report to Habib Subjally, the head of global equities at First State.

Subjally says: “Julie and Ben will enable us to strengthen our capabilities in global equities, build on the strong investment performance we have achieved in this area and take advantage of market opportunities through stock selection.”

Thomas has 18 years’ experience in the industry and has previously worked for Oriel Securities, Threadneedle Asset Management, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Morley Asset Management.

Yeoh joins First State from Atlantic Equities. He has also previously worked for Dresdner Kleinwort and HSBC.

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