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Press release
13 Mar 2019

Merian Global Investors appoints Catherine Cripps as independent non-executive director

Assumes responsibility for audit and risk committee

 

Merian Global Investors today announces the appointment of Catherine Cripps as an independent non-executive director.

Following the appointment of Mark Gregory as chief executive (regulatory approval received in early March 2019) Catherine will also replace him as chair of the audit and risk committee.

In her role she will be responsible for helping develop the business’s strategy and growth, working alongside the chair, wider board and executive management team. As chair of the audit and risk committee, she will provide independent guidance and oversight of the firm’s governance procedures.

Catherine has thirty years’ experience working in financial services. She currently serves as trustee of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund and as non-executive director of CQS Management, the credit-focused multi-strategy asset manager.

Previously she has held senior positions at GAM, Aida Capital, the fund of hedge funds, where she was CEO, and Credit Suisse. Catherine is a chartered accountant and is currently undertaking a part time PhD in quantum physics at Imperial College.

Sarah Bates, chair of the board, Merian Global Investors comments:

“Catherine has exceptional experience of global asset management businesses. Our aim is to build a differentiated business that provides fund managers with the freedom to invest as they believe best, while supporting them with rigorous risk management and governance. Catherine’s knowledge and expertise will bring additional valuable experience and perspectives to the business.”

Catherine Cripps adds:

“I am excited to be contributing to the development of Merian Global Investors. The firm is rightly acknowledged as a leading active manager and an industry innovator. I am very attracted by its culture of entrepreneurialism and collaboration which is celebrated throughout the firm. I look forward to working with the board and management team to deliver upon its ambitious goals.”

Notes to Editors

The Merian Global Investors Limited Board:

Independent:

Sarah Bates – chair

Catherine Cripps – non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee

Merian Global Investors:

Mark Gregory – CEO

Richard Buxton – head of UK equities and UK large-cap fund manager

Richard Watts – UK small- and mid-cap equities fund manager

Ian Heslop – head of global equities and fund manager

TA Associates:

Chris Parkin

Richard I. Morris Jr.

Patrick Sader

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