UK – Russian equity specialist, Brunswick Asset Management, has appointed Anton Khmelnitsky as head of equities.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Khmelnitsky was an emerging markets investment manager for Pictet International Management UK, and was responsible for 500 million dollars of emerging European equity exposure. His experience in Russian equity and emerging markets “will provide the cornerstone of Brunswick’s equity investment strategy going forward. As Russian interest rates continue to fall and economic growth continues unabated, companies are producing excellent returns,” said Karen Clarke, chief executive officer at Brunswick Asset Management.

Added Khmelnitsky: “Over the past 12 months, Russia as been one of the world’s top performing markets, and I am delighted to be joining at a time when the company has made a firm commitment to extending its position as one of the leading Russian investment and financial services houses.”

In his role at Brunswick, Khmelitsky will oversee the management of approximately 90 million dollars of equity investments in the existing Brunswick funds and managed accounts. The role has been created as part of the company’s growth strategy.

Brunswick Asset Management was established in 1995 to provide investment management services to international institutional investors and high net worth individuals seeking expertise in accessing the Russian equities market.