Ed Gaunt will become CIO in American Express Asset Management Internationals Tokyo office in September. He will take over responsibilities previously handled by Mark Fawcett, CIO, and Fiona Stewart, head of Japanese equities, who will enter masters degree programs at the London Business School and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. Mr. Gaunt was head of Japanese institutional portfolio management at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership; the company is close to hiring his replacement.
Lim Ser Mui was hired as senior portfolio manager in American Express Singapore office; she came from Deutsche Asset Management. She replaces Elizabeth Tran, who opted not to relocate when AmEx moved the job to Singapore from Hong Kong.