Philip Read and Alain Kerneis were named co-heads of the global portfolio solutions group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, according to spokeswoman Anisha Patel.
Messrs. Read and Kerneis will replace Paul Trickett, who will retire in April. Mr. Trickett, London-based managing director and head of the firm's GPS group in the EMEA region, could not be reached for further comment.
Prior to joining GSAM in 2010, Mr. Trickett was head of investment consulting for the EMEA region at Towers Watson.
Mr. Read, senior adviser within the GPS group, and Mr. Kerneis, executive director in the GPS group, will retain their current responsibilities in their new roles.