QMA appoints client portfolio manager

QMA, the quantitative equity and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, has strengthened its Europe-based team with the appointment of Paul Lambert to the role of client portfolio manager for its QMA Wadhwani (QMAW) investment platform.

London-based Lambert reports to QMAW’s chief investment officer, Dr. Sushil Wadhwani, CBE, and started the role on 6 January, 2020. PGIM acquired London-based QMA Wadhwani LLP (f/k/a Wadhwani Asset Management LLP) in January 2019. PGIM is the USD1.3 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

Lambert was previously at Insight Asset Management, where he was head of currency for seven years, and also held this position at UBS Asset Management. He has previously held senior roles including head of macro strategies at Polar Capital and head of currency at Deutsche Asset Management. Prior to Deutsche, Lambert spent two years at Citi as head of European FX strategy and six years as a currency strategist at UBS. He began his career at the Bank of England in 1990.

Dr Wadhwani says: “With over 20 years’ experience, Paul will be an invaluable addition to the team and will significantly strengthen our resources. I am pleased to have been able to attract someone of Paul’s calibre and breadth of experience in a number of senior roles over the years. I look forward to working with him closely as we continue to grow the business.”

Lambert’s appointment continues QMA’s plan to deepen its bench of professionals outside the US. In addition, the business appointed Linda Martinelli into a newly created role supporting marketing efforts in Europe. Martinelli also joined in January. These appointments follow the recent arrival of Kishen Ganatra in September 2019, bolstering the business development team, and further developing QMA’s international platform, which commenced in 2018 with the arrival of John Gee-Grant as head of international distribution and global consultant relations.

Lambert says: “This is an exciting time to be joining QMAW. I look forward to working with the team as we build out our client relationships globally and bring our compelling investment solutions to new audiences, helping take QMAW to the next level.”