AMP Capital Investors, through its Future Directions multi-manager product, has placed $150 million in a 4Factor Emerging Markets (EM) equity mandate with Investec Asset Management.

This specialist investment manager, with roots in the UK and Southern Africa, developed the standalone 4Factor EM equity strategy for instos looking to separate global equity exposure into two parts: a developed markets equity strategy and a dedicated emerging market strategy.

Mark Samuelson, Investec’s managing director, said: “We’re delighted that the strength and breadth of our 4Factor investment capability has been recognised by AMP Capital Investors in conjunction with Mercer, with whom they worked closely through the selection process.” AMP Capital’s investment director multi-manager and investment solutions, Sean Henaghan, said,

“We welcome Investec Asset Management on board. They have a strong investment capability and the combination of HOLT valuation and momentum in its investment style in Global Emerging Markets is highly complementary to other managers’ styles within FDF Global Emerging Markets Shares fund.”

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