Former Barings Asset Management chief investment officer Ken Lambden is to join JO Hambro Capital Management as group chief executive, subject to FCA approval.

Lambden departed Barings in May ahead of its merger with Babson Capital Management and subsidiaries Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and Wood Creek Capital Management.

Lambden will replace Gavin Rochussen at the firm as he takes the role of group executive international at BT Investment Management, the JOHCM’s Australian owner, as the investment boutique expands in the US and Asia.

Before Barings, Lambden was global head of equities at Schroders for 10 years, leading the equity teams in UK, Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Lambden will initially report to Rochussen, after which he will report directly to Emilio Gonzalez, BTIM group chief executive.

Source: Fund Strategy (read full article here).