April 06, 2011

Newton Strengthens Its Edinburgh Team


Appointing June Jessop and promoting Matthew Dey

London, 6 April 2011 — Newton Investment Management Limited, part of BNY Mellon Asset Management, has strengthened its Scotland-based Private Client and Charities team. With offices in Edinburgh since 1994, Newton's investment management team looks after £860m of private client and charity assets.

June Jessop will join Newton's Edinburgh office as Head of Charities for Scotland in April. Reporting to Mike Connor, Investment Director, Jessop will provide leadership to the team of charity fund managers based in Edinburgh that manages £230m of assets on behalf of over 50 charity clients.

Jessop brings over 19 years of investment management experience to Newton. Having started her career with Stewart Ivory & Company in February 1992, Jessop became Head of Charities, a specialist unit created within Stewart Ivory in 2000. Following its acquisition, initially by First State Investments and then by Adam & Company Investment Management Limited (AIM), Jessop continued her charity investment management role, being appointed a Director of AIM in 2004. Prior to joining Newton, Jessop was a Director at Cornelian Asset Managers Limited in Edinburgh for over four years. In this role, she was responsible for growing the company's charity client base and for managing charity portfolios on a discretionary basis.

In addition to Jessop's appointment, Newton has promoted Matthew Dey to the role of Business Development Manager for its Edinburgh office. Dey joined Newton as a trainee portfolio manager in 2009. Over this period Dey has been assisting with the day to day running of client portfolios for both charity and private clients. Dey joined Newton from Heriot-Watt University where he graduated with an MBA, which he obtained while pursuing a rugby career which saw him play professionally for Edinburgh for six years.

Mike Connor, Investment Director, said "As our market share of the Scottish private client and charity sectors has increased, we determined a need to strengthen our Edinburgh-based team. The appointment of someone of June's experience and pedigree highlights our dedication in supporting our plans for future growth in our discretionary investment management services to charities.

"It is also very rewarding to be able to promote internal candidates into senior roles within the company. Since joining Newton, Matt has demonstrated a good understanding of our business and its future needs. We are sure that he will be instrumental in further expanding our footprint in Scotland in his new role."

Newton is a London-based global asset management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and part of BNY Mellon Asset Management. With assets under management of more than £47 billion, including assets managed by Newton Investment Management as dual officers of Newton Capital Management Limited and The Bank of New York Mellon, Newton's group of affiliated companies provides a broad range of award-winning investment products and services to individuals, pension funds, charities and corporations. News and other information about Newton is available at www.newton.co.uk.

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