Robert Higginbotham named ICI global steering committee chairman
30 January 2013
By Asia Asset Management
ICI Global announced on Tuesday (January 29) that Robert Higginbotham, head of global investment services at T. Rowe Price, will chair the ICI Global steering committee.
“I am honoured to take up the role as chairman of the steering committee, which develops ICI Global’s agenda and policy focus,” Mr. Higginbotham said. “ICI Global is enjoying exceptional momentum and global growth. The year ahead holds great potential for the organisation to address significant issues of the day for our members and their investors.”
ICI global managing director Dan Waters said: “Robert’s leadership and experience are ideal for the organisation as we evolve into a larger entity spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He has deep roots in the world of global investment management and understands the exceptional and urgent regulatory challenges fund managers and investors face.”
As head of global investment services at T. Rowe Price, Mr. Higginbotham is responsible for institutional distribution globally, as well as distribution via financial intermediaries in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific. Before joining the firm, he was CEO for EMEA and Latin America at Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Prior to that, Higginbotham served in a variety of leadership roles at Schroder Investment Management.
Mr. Higginbotham succeeds Jamie Broderick, current CEO for wealth management, UK and Jersey, for UBS.
ICI Global is a trade organisation focused on regulatory, market, and other issues for global investment funds, their managers, and investors. ICI Global members include regulated funds publicly offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide, making it the first industry body exclusively advancing the perspective of globally active funds. ICI Global was founded in fall 2011 and is based in London.
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