Insight Investment announces the appointment of Paul Lambert as head of currency. Working with Insight's existing currency team, he will have responsibility for the £283m Absolute Insight Currency Fund which is co-managed by Max Wahl.
Lambert joins Insight in September 2012 from UBS Global Asset Management where he was head of currency. He will report to Adrian Grey, Insight's head of fixed income.
After obtaining a degree in economics at Warwick University, Lambert began his career at the Bank of England in 1990. In 1992, he moved to the sell-side, joining UBS as a currency strategist before joining Citibank as Head of European FX Strategy in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the buy-side as head of currency at Deutsche Asset Management. Prior to returning to UBS, Lambert was head of macro strategies at Polar Capital.
Commenting on this appointment, Adrian Grey, head of fixed income, Insight Investment, said:
"Currency fund management is a core part of Insight's fixed income and absolute return proposition. With over 20 years' experience in currency markets Paul will bring not just leadership to our currency activities, but also add to our broader macro skill set."
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