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Stonehage Fleming hires Rathbones fund head Shah

Mona Shah will be responsible for the selection and review of managers for use in multi-asset client portfolios and will be a member of the investment committee.

Stonehage Fleming hires Rathbones fund head Shah

Stonehage Fleming has hired Rathbone Brothers’ head of collective research as its director of investment strategy and research in London.

Reporting to the company's deputy head of investments John Veale, Mona Shah will select and review managers for multi-asset portfolios, and will sit on its investment committee.

Shah (pictured) has 11 years investment and research experience and Rathbones, where she was responsible for the business’s long-only and alternatives investment process.

She also led a team of analysts and contributed to the management of multi-asset collectives at the firm.

Shah said: ‘I am delighted to join Stonehage Fleming in September and work alongside such a talented team.

‘I have been impressed by the firm’s commitment to excellence and strong values.  I look forward to contributing to their ongoing success.’

Welcoming Shah to the team, Veale called Shah’s career so far ‘impressive’ and said the role will give her the opportunity to further develop her understanding of research and management.

 ‘Mona understands our integrated approach and we have created this new role in our investment team to match with her skills and experience. She will be a great asset to the group,’ he said.

Shah - who has appeared in multiple editions of Citywire Wealth Manager's Top 100 list of the UK's leading fund buyers - had announced her departure from the firm in June.

Her exit followed that of investment managers Hugh Adlington, Andrew Hess and Andrew Mackintosh-Walker in April. They have joined ex-colleague Tim Eliot-Cohen to set up a new London office for Close Brothers in the west end.

Alex Moore, a research analyst who joined the business from the British Steel Pension Fund in 2015, took over as Rathbone's head of collectives research in July.


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