JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Alan Supple to the newly-created role of head of global real estate securities.
Supple, who will oversee $2.5bn in international listed real estate, joins from BNY Mellon Asset Management real estate investment subsidiary CenterSquare Investment Management.
At JP Morgan, Supple will be portfolio manager for the Global Real Estate Securities fund and the Global Property Securities fund.
Based in London, he will report to head of the global equities team Howard Williams.
“Publicly traded real estate offers investors a relatively stable income profile and, in many cases, attractive growth opportunities. Furthermore, specialist sectors such as this are fertile ground for active management,” Williams says.
He adds that stock selection will “remain a critical and differentiating skill” and that Supple brings a background in portfolio management, corporate direct investment and corporate advisory to his new role.