First State Investments has made a number of senior appointments to its institutional team in Europe.

Chris Gower has taken on an expanded role as head of client & consultant relations, EMEA. Gower will continue to report to Kanesh Lakhani, head of distribution for EMEA and global consultant relationships.

First State has also created a dedicated business development team that will seek to form new institutional relationships for the firm.

Denise Saber has been appointed to the newly created role of head of institutional business development, Europe. Saber will be based in London and will be responsible for building and cultivating relationships with key asset owners in Europe and will report to Lakhani. Saber has over 20 years of asset management experience in senior client facing roles with a range of asset management firms and joins First State on 15 April.

Source: Institutional Asset Manager.  Refer full article here.