Money Management

Martin Currie hires head of EMEA distribution, marketing leader

Nigel Murdoch was named head of Europe, Middle East and Africa distribution at Martin Currie Investment Management, according to a news release.

Mr. Murdoch is responsible for business development across the region. He replaced David Townsend in the role, a spokeswoman said. Mr. Townsend became head of EMEA institutional at First Eagle Investment Management.

He joined from BlackRock (BLK), where he was managing director for the Middle East. A spokesman could not be reached by press time to comment about a replacement.

Irene Brodie was also appointed head of marketing. She replaced Francis Ghiloni, who previously held the role of interim marketing consultant.

Ms. Brodie is responsible for the marketing strategy across all key institutional channels. She joined from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where she was most recently head of regional channel marketing. A spokesman could not be reached by press time to comment about a replacement.

"(Mr. Murdoch) brings with him considerable experience of the dynamics of the EMEA region. (Ms. Brodie) has vast experience of building corporate presence in the global institutional and wholesale markets and brings an in-depth knowledge and understanding of campaign management and marketing communications," Willie Watt, CEO at Martin Currie, said in the news release.

Martin Currie has $19.9 billion in assets under management.