Manager tracker: New Year fund manager changes revealed

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As investors worldwide return to work following the festive break, Citywire Global runs through the managers lining up with new firms in the New Year.

DNB

Eirik Hauge no longer runs the DNB Fund Norway Absolute Return fund. Hauge had run the Alt Ucits market neutral fund since January 2012. Anders Petter Wilk is now the lead manager on the fund.

SAM

Thematic fund specialists SAM has re-appointed Thiemo Lang as lead manager on its climate change strategy, the SAM Sustainable Climate fund.

Lang had previously run the fund between March 2007 and January 2012. He then relinquished control to Michael Riley, who left the firm in December.

Lansforsakringar

There are also changes at Swedish bank and asset management firm Lansforsakringar. Jerry Anderson no longer runs the Lansforaksingar Offensiv fund. Stefan Gothenby has taken over the global equity fund.

Meanwhile, Helge Skibeli is now the lead manager on the US equity fund Lansforsakringar Nordamerikafond. David Watson had run the fund between January 2009 and December 2012.

Celfin

The Chilean asset management firm has announced a number of changes on its fixed income funds. Nicolás Malagarriga no longer runs the Celfin Renta Chilena, Celfin Renta Local or the Celfin Renta Nominal funds.

He has been replaced on all three strategies by Francisco Mohr. Mohr previously ran the three funds for Celfin before handing them to Malagarriga in June 2012. 

Here is a round-up of other changes as reported by Citywire Global in recent weeks:

Fund closure for star Japanese equity manager

Small cap manager quits Franklin Templeton for Pioneer

London-based boutique names new lead on US equity fund