OMIGSA appoints Brian Pyle as head of Investment Research

20 August 2009 OMIGSA
Brian Pyle, the new head of Investment Research, OMIGSA

Brian Pyle, the new head of Investment Research, OMIGSA

Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIGSA) has appointed Brian Pyle, currently OMIGSA’s sector head of small cap research, as the new head of Investment Research, effective immediately.   His responsibilities will include managing OMIGSA’s Investment Research team of 16 other analysts, the Economic Research Unit (ERU) and Quantitative Research.

Pyle has been with OMIGSA for the past 11 years, first joining as an analyst and becoming a portfolio manager in early 2000.  He was made sector head of small cap research in 2006, analyzing dozens of JSE-listed companies in the mid- and small-cap arena.  Besides managing the Old Mutual Small Companies unit trust fund, he also was previously responsible for managing the small cap component of OMIGSA’s institutional funds.

Commenting o¬n the appointment, OMIGSA CEO Thabo Dloti said, “Brian was the obvious choice for us after a brief but intensive search, given his substantial experience in the asset management industry and with Old Mutual, his strong leadership abilities and his in-depth understanding of our investment processes. We are very happy to have someone with the requisite capabilities already in our team, who is able to take over in a seamless fashion. As a result of his appointment, there is no disruption to our Investment Research, ERU or Quantitative Research teams or our investment processes.“

Brian is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charter holder, and studied at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg). He completed articles with KPMG before joining OMIGSA in 1998.

“I am confident that under his leadership the Investment Research team will continue to build on the successes it has achieved over the past two-and-a half years,” Dloti concluded.

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