Martin Currie strengthens global industrials and utilities team

Asset manager Martin Currie has appointed Matthew Franklin as senior investment analyst for its global industrials and utilities team.

Franklin, who previously worked at Schroders, which he joined in 2005, will replace Bruce MacDonald, who is joining Pyramis in Hong Kong.

John Pickard, head of investment at Martin Currie, says: “As fundamentally driven active managers, we are constantly looking to attract the highest calibre of research talent to the firm.

“Matthew has extensive experience in the field of industrials research, and has both an outstanding performance record and an excellent reputation with the companies he follows.”