Redington has promoted Oliver Wayne to Head of Manager Research, effective 1 September.
Oliver joined Redington’s Manager Research team as a Vice President in 2016 from Willis Towers Watson, where he led the firm’s research on UK equity managers and sat on its global equity manager research team. He was then promoted to Director in July 2022, having played an instrumental role in developing Redington’s public equity research offering.
Redington acts as an adviser to over £500bn of client assets encompassing wealth, pensions, charities and endowments, and the Manager Research team is responsible for supporting clients in selecting and monitoring best-in-class managers across the entire spectrum of global equities and credit, as well as hedge funds, private equity and impact investing.
In his new role, a key focus for Oliver will be ensuring Redington’s tried-and-tested inhouse processes and research technology, Ada Fintech, continue to play a central role in helping clients cut through the noise and find the right manager for the given mandate, as well as interrogating their environmental, social and corporate governance skills and processes.
He takes over from Nick Samuels, who left Redington earlier this year.
Redington CEO, Sylvia Pozezanac, commented: “Redington is renowned for its world-class manager research capabilities, and this is down to our highly skilled team who work tirelessly to help our clients around the world allocate to managers and strategies that align with their strategic goals.
Oli has had a significant impact on the business in the past seven years and we are excited to have him lead the team and continue driving forward the solutions and services we offer our clients. Manager Research continues to play a strategically important role as Redington progresses on its responsible and strategic growth journey – the leadership team and I look forward to working with Oli in this new position.”
Oliver Wayne commented: “Our key priority as a Research team is deploying our investment expertise and technology to enable our clients to invest in the best investment managers globally. We are in a unique position to leverage our independence and scale to access the widest possible opportunity set of managers across a range of geographies and vehicles. I’m excited to have the chance to build on the great work of the team as Head of Manager Research.”
Oliver’s appointment follows a host of senior promotions within the firm’s LGPS, People, Global Assets and Sustainable Investment teams, announced in July 2023.