ING Investment Management International (ING IM) has made two senior appointments to its emerging market equity team.
Ashish Goyal has been appointed head of the emerging market equity (EME) team and Robert Holmes joins as senior portfolio manager emerging market equities.
Goyal joins on 1 October and will be tasked with expanding ING IM’s EME capacity and capabilities. He will be based in Singapore and report to Eric Siegloff, deputy chief investment officer. He joins ING IM from Eastspring Investments (formerly Prudential Asset Management). Over the past 20 years he has held positions including investment director Asia equity, chief investment officer Asia and GEM equities, head of Asian equities and analyst/portfolio manager.
Siegloff says: “Ashish brings a wealth of experience in EME to the company. In the course of his career, he has been instrumental in building and managing teams with a cultural emphasis on disciplined investment process, risk management and innovation.”
Holmes will join ING IM in early September and report to Goyal. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of EME. Over the past 10 years, he worked as a specialist fund manager in EMEA and before that held various positions – including management roles – covering institutional sales and proprietary trading on the equity brokerage side.
Holmes joins ING IM from Griffin Capital Management, where he worked as a fund manager for the past seven years. Based in London, he will take responsibility for ING IM’s emerging Europe strategies.
Siegloff says: “We’re very pleased to welcome these talented investors to ING IM. Both Ashish and Robert have excellent track records and these appointments give us the opportunity to further strengthen our emerging market equity capabilities.”