Investment management firm Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) has appointed Bryan Burrough as senior investment director in its London-based charities division.
Burrough joins IW&I from BlackRock, where he was a managing director and the chief investment officer for charities.
His previous experience includes working with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) before it merged with BlackRock. Prior to MLIM, he worked for Cazenove & Co as a pension and charity portfolio manager.
In his new role, Burrough will be responsible primarily for looking after bespoke investment portfolios for charities, and working with clients directly to ensure that these meet their specific requirements. He will report to Louise Hall, head of charities. His appointment takes IW&I’s charities team to nine investment managers – in total, IW&I manages over GBP1.6bn on behalf of around 1,000 charities.
Hall says: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Bryan to the team. He brings significant experience to the table and complements our highly regarded team. His appointment reflects our on-going success at winning new business and our commitment to ensure that service levels remain at the highest levels.”
Burrough says: “IW&I’s charity division has a very strong reputation in the market and I am excited by the opportunity to contribute towards its continued growth. IW&I remains focused on delivering superior performance for our clients at a time when the challenging economic environment is putting severe pressure on the sector.”