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Corporate News February 2016

Phil Jefferson Appointed to the Davy Asset Management Board

London and Dublin, 18th February – Davy Asset Management, the international asset management arm of Davy Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Phil Jefferson as a company director. Jeremy Humphries also joins Davy Asset Management as Fund Manager from Schroders in London.

London and Dublin, 18th February – Davy Asset Management, the international asset management arm of Davy Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Phil Jefferson as a company director. Jeremy Humphries also joins Davy Asset Management as Fund Manager from Schroders in London.

These appointments are the latest in a series of senior-level appointments in the UK, including former Threadneedle Sales Director Doug Gordon and T Rowe Price Fund Manager Jonty Starbuck. These developments form part of the Davy Asset Management ambition to become a leader in the European funds industry.

Phil Jefferson is a senior figure in the UK funds industry with over 30 year’s experience. He is a principal at Jconsult (Europe) and has held a number of senior roles as Head of Distribution at Fidelity Investments, First State, Henderson and JPMorgan Asset Management.

Jeremy Humphries joins as Fund Manager in the Global Equity investment team having previously worked in the Schroders’ Quantitative Equity Products team in London and in the Pioneer Investments’ Global Quantitative Research team. Jeremy holds a Masters in Quantitative Finance and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Commenting on the appointments, Paul Giblin, Chief Executive of Davy Asset Management said:

“I am delighted to welcome such a highly regarded professional as Phil Jefferson to our board. Phil’s extensive experience and achievements across the UK institutional, wholesale and retail investor market will be a great asset and provide a sounding board to our business as we continue to grow in the UK and Europe.

“Following recent appointments from the UK, the appointment of Jeremy to our fund management team is also an important hire for us, and provides us with further expertise as we grow in this market. Jeremy will play an important role in our now 9 strong global equity fund management team, where performance across the funds continues to out-perform the peer group average.”

On his appointment, Phil Jefferson added:

“I was delighted to be asked to join the Davy Asset Management board at such an exciting time in the growth of this venerable firm. Davy has an enviable reputation within financial services in Ireland, the UK and Europe. I hope to support and guide the senior management team as they continue to grow the business.”

Davy Asset Management is a key part of one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups, serving domestic and international clients for over 90 years. The firm currently offers a diverse suite of strategies to both retail and institutional investors, including Global Equity Income, Global Ethical Equity, Global Mid-Cap Equity, Global Brands, and Global Multi-Manager.

The Davy Group is a leading provider of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services. The group is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in London, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

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