Aaron Barnfather was named lead portfolio manager for Lazard Asset Managements continental European equities strategy effective March 3, according to a memo by CEO Bill Smith obtained by P&I Daily. Mr. Barnfather replaces Gabrielle Boyle, who will focus on the firms global and non-U.S. equities strategies; she had also been in charge of European equities.
Mr. Barnfather joined Lazard as a senior portfolio manager Feb. 11. Prior to that, he was portfolio manager and director of European equities at Newton Investment Management. Raj Shant, head of European equities; Tom Beevers, investment director; and Fred Moore, assistant fund manager; assumed Mr. Barnfathers responsibilities, a Newton spokesman said.