Artemis has continued the strengthening of its global investment capabilities with the appointment of Swetha Ramachandran as part of the team managing the Artemis Global Select Fund. Artemis also plans to develop strategies that align with Swetha’s expertise in Global Consumer sectors. 

She will be based in London and work alongside Artemis’ Head of Global Equities, Alex Stanić, and the other three members of the global equities team

Ramachandran joins from GAM, where she has spent more than a decade. She has been the lead portfolio manager of the GAM Luxury Brands Fund since 2019.

She started her investment career at Goldman Sachs in Singapore in 1999 as an analyst covering Asian airlines. She spent a year in Paris at independent ESG ratings agency Vigeo analysing pan-European TMT stocks, and then three years with AllianceBernstein focusing on European consumer staples, discretionary and media sectors. Ramachandran is a fluent French and Hindi speaker, as well as being conversant in Tamil and Spanish.

Artemis Head of Global Equities Alex Stanić said: “This is another great hire for the team and the firm as Swetha brings a wealth of investment experience, which will make a great contribution to the outcomes we aim to achieve for our global equity clients.

“Her experience in the consumer sectors further deepens our bench and her additional research expertise in ESG will complement the existing talent the firm has in these areas.”

Paras Anand, Artemis’ CIO, said: “We are delighted to have Swetha join the Artemis Global Equity team. Her appointment adds complementary skills and experience to our existing capability.

“Many of our clients share Artemis’ long-term commitment to global equities as a core element in portfolios – whether that is for institutional or wholesale investors. Her appointment further strengthens our capabilities in global equities and she will help enable us to broaden our offering in this space.” 

Natasha Ebtehadj joined Artemis from Columbia Threadneedle Investments in June as part of the global equity team, alongside existing analysts Bobby Powar and May Laghzaoui. Swetha starts at Artemis on 4thSeptember.

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