Royal London AM appoints chief client officer as part of international expansion

Ed Venner becomes chief client officer at Royal London Asset Management as part of an expansion of the firm’s international growth strategy.

Joining 13 May, Venner (pictured) joins from Franklin Templeton, where he most recently held the roles of global distribution chief operating officer and chair of the board of Martin Currie.

During his career at Legg Mason, prior to its acquisition by Franklin Templeton, he held a number of senior sales roles including head of US sales and interim head of global distribution. He was also international chief financial officer.

Venner will report to Hans Georgeson, chief executive at Royal London Asset Management, who said: “We look forward to welcoming Ed Venner to Royal London Asset Management as we continue to focus on our strategy of broadening our international footprint. Ed brings significant experience across global markets, as we continue to focus on our strategy of delivering for our UK clients while broadening our international footprint.”

The firm also announced the departure of Rob Williams, chief distribution officer after an 11-year tenure. Georgeson said Williams had been “key in overseeing a remarkable transformation at Royal London Asset Management”.

The firm has recently broadened its property offering and last year appointed William Nicoll to the new role of head of private assets last year.

Venner said he was “excited by the growth ambitions of the business”.

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