LONDON, 4 April 2022 – Newton, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, today announces the appointment of Alex Khosla as a portfolio manager on the firm’s Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities strategies, in its global opportunities team. Alex will work alongside lead portfolio managers Paul Birchenough and Ian Smith on the £1.8 billion Newton Global Emerging Markets, Sustainable Global Emerging Markets and Asian Equity strategies.

Alex joins from Aikya Investment Management, where he was an investment analyst covering Global Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was an investment analyst at Stewart Investors. Alex worked with Paul and Ian at AXA Framlington, where he supported them in managing the firm’s Global Emerging Markets funds. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment, Paul Birchenough and Ian Smith, co-lead managers of Newton’s Global Emerging Markets and Asian Equities strategies said, “We have continued to see strong demand for our Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities franchise. These regions provide a particularly attractive opportunity for long-term, active investors like us, and we continue to grow our product offering in the asset class. Alex shares our belief in long-term investing with a clearly defined philosophy and an established, disciplined process for idea generation and portfolio management.

We are very excited to be working with Alex again and believe he will make an invaluable contribution to the strategies, particularly considering the experience he has had within emerging-market equity investment”.

We have continued to see strong demand for our Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities franchise. These regions provide a particularly attractive opportunity for long-term, active investors like us, and we continue to grow our product offering in the asset class. Alex shares our belief in long-term investing with a clearly defined philosophy and an established, disciplined process for idea generation and portfolio management.

We are very excited to be working with Alex again and believe he will make an invaluable contribution to the strategies, particularly considering the experience he has had within emerging-market equity investment.

Paul Birchenough, co-lead manager of Newton’s Global Emerging Markets and Asian Equities strategies and Ian Smith, co-lead manager of Newton’s Global Emerging Markets and Asian Equities strategies

Alex joined Newton in this newly created role on 1 April 2022.

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Assets under management estimated as £105 billion as at 31 December 2021 including combined assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited and Newton Investment Management North America LLC, “Newton Investment Management Group” is a corporate brand which refers to the following group of affiliated companies: Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM) and Newton Investment Management North America LLC (NIMNA). In the United Kingdom, NIM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’), 12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN, in the conduct of investment business. Registered in England no. 2675952. NIM and NIMNA are both registered as investment advisors with the Securities & Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) to offer investment advisory services in the United States. NIM and NIMNA’s investment businesses in the United States is described in Form ADV, Part 1 and 2, which can be obtained from the SEC.gov website or obtained upon request. Both firms are indirect subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (“BNY Mellon”).

Newton Investment Management Group provides discretionary and non-discretionary investment advice to institutional clients, including US and global pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, registered mutual funds, other pooled investment vehicles and other institutions. Its current office locations include London, Boston, New York and San Francisco.

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Assets under management estimated as £105 billion as at 31 December 2021 including combined assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited and Newton Investment Management North America LLC, and are calculated at the most recent quarter end. In addition, AUM for Newton Investment Management Group includes assets of bank-maintained collective investment funds for which NIM or NIMNA has been appointed sub-advisor, where Newton Investment Management Group personnel act as dual officers of affiliated companies and assets of wrap fee account(s) for which Newton Investment Management Group provides sub-advisory services to the primary manager of the wrap program.

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