George appointed director at Old Mutual

New boss at investment division

Hywel George has been appointed director of investments at Old Mutual Investment Group.

Hywel George has been appointed director of investments at Old Mutual Investment Group.

Hywel is currently a partner at the London-based Integral Asset Management, a boutique wealth management firm, where he is focused o­n global asset allocation across all asset classes.

He will join Old Mutual Investment Group o­n 1 August 2013. 

Old Mutual Investment Group CEO, Diane Radley, says they are pleased to welcome a professional of this calibre to our team.

"In his role as director of investments, Hywel is tasked with ensuring that Old Mutual Investment Group delivers the highest standards of professional research and long-term investment returns to our clients.

"Having gained his experience in key strategic roles at prestigious asset management firms in the UK, Hywel’s expertise will contribute greatly to supporting, mentoring and coaching our boutiques," she said. 

Hywel welcomed the opportunity to work with Old Mutual Investment Group.

"I am very excited to take up this new role in South Africa and to join the executive team at Old Mutual Investment Group.

"The chance to work alongside such an array of investment talent is inspiring and I have no doubt that the business will continue to flourish as we expand its reach across Africa.”

He has worked in institutional and private client asset management in Europe and the Middle East for over 20 years.

He began his investing career at Mercury Asset Management, until the firm was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1997.

He then managed the UK and European Equity business for Goldman Sachs, and helping to establish Goldman Sachs Asset Management as a highly regarded asset management operation in Europe. 

He later moved to Morgan Stanley where he managed the equity business in Europe, establishing the firm's Global, EAFE and European Equity product globally including institutional mandates and fund partnerships in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US.

More recently he was CEO of the Public Equity business of Dubai International Capital with clients throughout the Middle East. 

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