Investment consultant Redington has appointed Nick Samuels to lead its equity manager research. Samuels joins from SEI Investments, where he spent the past three years in a management role.
Nick Samuels began his investment career in 2000 at Schroders, where he worked on the Asia and Emerging Market equity teams, before moving into manager research roles at investment consultancy Stamford Associates, South African multi-manager Momentum Global Investment Management, and boutique wealth manager Dart Capital. In 2012 he joined SEI Investments, where he led UK, European and global equity manager research. Samuels was also a member of its global manager research committee.
Per the 1st of September 2015 Samuels, who holds a BSc Economics from the University of Essex and the CFA Society UK’s Investment Management Certificate, has decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined Redington, one of the larger investment consultancies to pension funds and other long-term savings institutions. At Redington, he has been appointed a Director in the firm’s Manager Research team.
“I am pleased to join Redington at such an exciting period of growth for the company. In recent years the firm has established itself as a market leader and innovator in areas such as de-risking, fixed income, illiquid assets and volatility-controlled equity. Clients have a meaningful allocation to passive and protected equities, as well as risk premia investing and DGFs. Building out the firm’s active equity coverage will allow Redington to offer innovative solutions across an even wider range of asset classes and disciplines,” comments Samuels.
Pete Drewienkiewicz, head of manager research at Redington, says he is delighted with the addition of Samuels, adding “Nick’s appointment aims to help position the company as a market leader in equity research. He joins us with a wealth of experience at firms such as SEI and Stamford Associates – but more importantly, his thinking aligns with our proven 10x10x10 manager selection process. Our goal is to know clients’ managers so well that they don’t need to. We see this as a strategic role to bolster our expertise in this area, particularly for clients who need higher returns.”