Jupiter announces trio of appointments in product specialist team


Jupiter has announced it has appointed three product specialists to support its UK equity, Asia, global emerging market equity, fixed income and multi-asset teams.

The hires, who will report to Katharine Dryer, head of product specialist, will bring the team to six staff in total.

From Pimco Source, Jupiter has appointed Fabrizio Palmucci to support the fixed income and multi-asset team, but also to support distribution teams as the asset manager expands its footprint in Europe.

Palmucci, who was head of fixed income product management at Pimco Source, is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French.

Claudi Ripley will work across UK equity funds, particularly those managed by Steve Davies and Ben Whitmore. Ripley was previously lead retail product strategist on the BlackRock UK Active Equity team.

Rounding out the new appointments is Ingrid Tharasook, who joins from Coutts, and will cover the global emerging market equity funds, supporting Jason Pidcock and Ross Teverson. Tharasook is fluent in Thai and Brazilian Portuguese.

Speaking on the three new additions to the team, Dryer says: “They will help us develop our communications with clients and enable our fund managers to stay focused on generating performance.”