Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM) has appointed John Styles as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), following Matthew McDonald’s promotion to CEO.
Styles has been a member of the KFIM Board since the business launched in 2012 and is responsible for UK pension fund and insurance company client mandates.
During his 25 years in property investment management, Styles has been Fund Manager for institutional investors including John Lewis Partnership Pension Fund, Lancashire County Pension Fund, and London Pension Fund Authority. He will continue to be responsible for the UK direct portfolio of Local Pensions Partnership Investments Limited, one of the eight local government pension scheme asset pools. His track record in managing large balanced portfolios for public and private sector pension funds and insurance companies has been integral to the growth of KFIM over the past 10 years. He will also continue in his role as Chair of KFIM’s Investment Committee.
John is a professional member of the RICS, an FCA Authorised person, and is a Member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).
John Styles commented: “I am delighted to take on the CIO role at a time of significant change in the markets and the property investment management industry. Continuing to deliver strong financial returns whilst meeting ESG objectives for our clients and responding to some investors’ desire to make impactful investments will present interesting opportunities and challenges.”
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