MJ Hudson Allenbridge appoints John Harrison as Managing Director of Institutional Investment Advisory

LONDON, 25th April, 2017 – MJ Hudson Allenbridge, a leading investment adviser to UK pension funds, is pleased to announce that John Harrison has returned to the firm as Managing Director of the Advisory business. John Harrison is taking over the Managing Director role from John Arthur who will remain with the firm as a Senior Adviser, focusing on providing investment and strategic advice to clients.

John Harrison has worked in financial markets for over 35 years as a fund manager, consultant, adviser and academic. He spent most of his career as a fund manager, including 24 years at UBS Global Asset Management, where he was UK Chief Investment Officer from 2005 to 2010. Since leaving UBS, he has been advising a wide range of public and private sector pension funds, whether as a Partner at Aon Hewitt, a Senior Adviser at Allenbridge, a member of the multi-asset team at Henderson or through his own consultancy company.

John is a regular commentator on institutional investment issues at seminars and in the press, particularly in respect of local government pension schemes (LGPS). He is currently Independent Investment Adviser for the Surrey Pension Fund. He is also Visiting Professor in Charity Investment at Cass Business School, where he runs an investment course designed for large UK charities.

John Harrison said:

“I am delighted to return to MJ Hudson Allenbridge to take over running the Advisory business. With increasing complexity and growing concern about potential conflicts of interest, there has never been a greater need for independent advice in UK institutional investment. I believe the MJ Hudson Allenbridge model offers a compelling proposition for clients combining the individual expertise and experience of seasoned investment advisers with robust analytical and regulatory support.”

MJ Hudson Allenbridge CEO, Odi Lahav, said:

“We are thrilled that John Harrison is returning to MJ Hudson Allenbridge. In this challenging investment environment, we believe the demand for genuinely independent advice and client solutions will continue to grow. I am confident that John’s breadth of experience and expertise in asset management, and his significant management and consulting experience will enable us to continue to build and evolve our services to meet the changing needs of our clients.”