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KPMG Appoints Ajith Nair, Calum Brunton Smith As Invesment Advisory Heads

KPMG has appointed Ajith Nair and Calum Brunton Smith as Head of Asset Class and Manager Research, and Head of Investment Strategy Research, respectively.

Ajith Nair, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has been appointed to his new role after seven and a half years as a Principal Investment Consultant and Head of Fixed Income Research. Meanwhile, Calum Brunton Smith, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, assumes his new positon after eight years as a Principal Investment Consultant at the firm.

Both Ajith and Calum will report to KPMG Partner, Pat Race, who has taken on overall responsibility for investment research.

Commenting on the new appointments, Nick Evans, Partner within KPMG’s Investment Advisory practice, said:

“High quality research to help clients set strategies, choose asset classes and find the right managers is vital, particularly in this economic climate. KPMG has grown strong research credentials and has positioned itself as a leading provider of investment advisory services.

“The appointments of Ajith Nair and Calum Brunton Smith reflects their significant experience and we look forward to their contributions and the continued growth of the practice.”