Jupiter promotes Stephen Pearson to CIO

Stephen PearsonFund management group Jupiter has appointed Stephen Pearson as chief investment officer (CIO).

As CIO, Pearson’s role will be to assist the growth of the business and ensure that Jupiter’s fund managers have the resources they need to deliver outperformance.

Pearson has 29 years’ experience in the asset management industry, having joined Jupiter as a European equities fund manager in 2001.

He was appointed as deputy CIO in July 2012 and was promoted to head of investments a year later, giving up running money to focus on the day-to-day running of the investment floor.

In his new role, Pearson takes over from John Chatfeild-Roberts who has chosen to focus on the Jupiter Merlin multi-manager portfolios, the largest of Jupiter’s investment strategies with assets of over £8 billion (€11 billion).

Chatfeild-Roberts will remain a director of Jupiter Fund Management, with Pearson taking on his position as CIO on Jupiter’s Executive Committee.

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