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ETF Securities appoints James Butterfill as Head of Research & Investment Strategy


ETF Securities has hired James Butterfill (pictured) as Head of Research & Investment Strategy based in London. Butterfill will report to ETF Securities’ Chief Executive Officer, Mark Weeks.

In his new role, Butterfill will lead the strategic direction of the global research team, ensuring that clients receive up-to-date, expert insight into global macroeconomic and asset class specific developments. He will also help to educate investors on ETPs, commodities, foreign exchange, fixed income and equity markets, reinforcing ETF Securities’ position as a leader and innovator in the global ETP industry.

Prior to joining ETF Securities, Butterfill worked at HSBC and most recently at Coutts, as a Multi-Asset Fund Manager and Global Equity Strategist. During his time there he managed a discretionary fund of funds comprising £8.8bn AUM and was instrumental in developing the company’s investment process and philosophy. He was also involved in developing the company’s research offering, providing in depth market commentary and analysis across asset classes.

Weeks says: “We are very excited to welcome James to the team. This is a transformational time for ETF Securities as we continue to broaden our product offering and strengthen our position as a specialist multi-asset ETP player. We pride ourselves on providing clients with unique market insight that helps inform their investment decisions and James will play a pivotal role in enhancing our current research offering and overall strategy."

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