Ghadir Abu Leil-Cooper was named global head of equities at Barings, a spokeswoman said.
Ms. Leil-Cooper replaced Jean-Louis Scandella, who left the firm in early November. Details on Mr. Scandella’s future plans could not be learned by press time.
Ms. Leil-Cooper will focus on evolving the $284 billion firm’s equity investment offering, the spokeswoman said.
She was previously head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa and global frontiers equity team at Barings. She retains those duties.