Martin Currie strengthens distribution capability with two new appointments

Confirms commitment to drive global distribution momentum and supports focus to deliver active equity solutions aligned to clients’ needs.

31 January 2018

Martin Currie further strengthens its distribution capability with two new senior appointments. Nigel Murdoch joins the business as Head of EMEA distribution and Irene Brodie joins as Head of Marketing.

As Head of EMEA distribution, Nigel has responsibility for driving business development across the region. He brings over 22 years' investment experience and a deep understanding of institutional markets in this area. He joins Martin Currie from BlackRock where he worked for 13 years, most recently as Managing Director for the Middle East, based in Dubai. In this role, he was responsible for driving sales coverage in the region's institutional market, including targeting all regional sovereign wealth funds, while promoting the full breadth of BlackRock's product range.

Before joining BlackRock in 2004, Nigel held senior roles at BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs with responsibility for generating fixed income sales in Asia and Europe.

Nigel Murdoch - Martin Currie


Head of EMEA Distribution

Irene Brodie - Martin Currie


Head of Marketing

As Head of Marketing, Irene has responsibility for shaping Martin Currie’s marketing strategy across all key institutional and wholesale channels. She joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where she most recently held the role of Head of Regional Channel Marketing. During her time there, Irene was responsible for the company's channel marketing strategy across institutional and wholesale channels in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

Prior to this, Irene worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) for seven years in a wide range of distribution roles including channel strategy, client relationship management and product development. Previously, Irene held marketing roles with Aegon and Britannic Asset Management.

Willie Watt, Chief Executive at Martin Currie comments:

“It is an exciting time for Nigel and Irene to be joining the business, with our ambitions set to further establish ourselves as a leading active equity specialist. Nigel brings with him considerable experience of the dynamics of the EMEA region. With a well-established network, Nigel has a proven track record of growing assets in these markets.”

“From a marketing perspective, Irene has vast experience of building corporate presence in the global institutional and wholesale markets and brings an in-depth knowledge and understanding of campaign management and marketing communications. Their combined skill set and expertise will enable us to further distribute our market leading active equity investment solutions, aligned to our client needs.”

This news follows the recent appointment of Andy Hahn to Martin Currie’s US Institutional Business Sales team in November last year.

Martin Currie manages US$19.9bn* and has a growing institutional client base with wide recognition of its Asian and Emerging Market equity capabilities.

For further information, please contact:

Irene Brodie
Head of Marketing
@ Irene Brodie
T: +44 (0) 131 479 4767

Notes to editors

Source: Martin Currie as at 31 December 2017.

We are active equity specialists, crafting high-conviction portfolios for client-focused solutions. Investment excellence is at the heart of our business. Central to this philosophy is a stock-driven approach, based on in-depth fundamental research, active ownership of companies and skilled portfolio construction. As an affiliate of Legg Mason, we also have the backing of one of the world’s largest asset management firms.

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