August 05, 2014

Mellon Capital Names Jason Lejonvarn Global Investment Strategist

BNY Mellon Investment Boutique Sees Growing Opportunities in Europe, Middle East and Africa

NEW YORK and LONDON, August 5, 2014 – Mellon Capital Management Corporation, the San Francisco-based investment boutique of BNY Mellon, has named Jason Lejonvarn to the new position of London-based global investment strategist.

Lejonvarn will work with Mellon Capital’s global distribution and client services teams to develop customized investment solutions spanning a range of asset classes. He reports to Jeff Zhang, CFA, executive vice president and chief investment officer for Mellon Capital.

“Jason has extensive experience with alternative investments including real assets, a strong background in quantitative investing and risk modeling, and was instrumental in the launch of a variety of multi-asset investment solutions,” said Zhang. “We are confident that his skills and experiences will help Mellon Capital continue to grow and provide our clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with world-class support.”

Lejonvarn comes to Mellon Capital from Hermes Fund Managers in London, where he was a strategist specializing in commodities. Previously, he worked for Barclays Global Investors and Barra International. He received his bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and his master’s degree from Los Andes University in Bogota Colombia.

Founded in 1983 by innovators in the investment management field, Mellon Capital Management Corporation applies a disciplined and analytical approach to global investment management strategies. As of June 30, 2014, the firm had $379.9 billion in assets under management, including assets managed by dual officers of Mellon Capital Management Corporation, The Bank of New York Mellon and The Dreyfus Corporation, and $4.6 billion in overlay strategies. Additional information about Mellon Capital is available at It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon, one of the world’s largest asset managers.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.6 trillion in assets under management. It encompasses BNY Mellon’s affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies. More information can be found at

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