Manager Tracker: festive changes revealed

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As 2012 draws to an end, we reveal the latest manager changes to have reached our ears.

Franklin Templeton

The Japanese equity trio of Tomohiro Shibahara, Tomoyuki Tsutatani and Tetsuro Miyachi no longer manage the Franklin Templeton Japan fund. Its lead managers are now Stephen Dover and Purav Jhaveri.

In another Franklin Templeton change Brett Crawford and Steven Kornfeld no longer run the Franklin US Focus. The fund is now managed by Brent Loder.

Santander

José Ramón Contreras Moreno no longer runs the Banif RV España fund. It is now managed by Iván Martín Aránguez who joined the Spanish giant in September from Aviva Gestión.

Kepler Fonds

Bernadette Klein is no longer manager of the KEPLER Growth Aktienfonds and the KEPLER US Aktienfonds.

The growth fund has been taken over by Florian Hauer while the US fund is now managed by Rudolph Gattringer.

Here are the other manager changes reported by Citywire Global over the past two weeks.

SEB to restructure fund selection business

Santander hires Alt Ucits fund selector

SEB AM loses two of its fund selectors

Kaldemorgen to step down from multi-billion DWS funds

Invesco global equity income duo quits

Berenberg's head of bonds exits

Carmignac names new manager for long/short fund

Comgest snaps up Macquarie's EM equity manager

Former EDRAM bond chief joins French boutique

Double hire for Pioneer's European bond team