JP Morgan Asset Management’s international equity team has lost a veteran portfolio manager.
James Davidson, a global equity income specialist with 25 years of industry experience has left the firm, prompting a series of portfolio manager changes, Citywire USA’s sister publication Citywire Selector reported.
Based in London, Davidson co-ran the $197.6 million JPMorgan International Equity Income fund with Georgina Perceval Maxwell. He was taken off the fund on March 6, with Jeroen Huysinga and Helge Skibeli appointed as co-managers on the fund, joining Maxwell.
Citywire + rated Davidson joined JPM in April 2013 and served as a portfolio manager for the firm's global equity income strategies, both as standalone mutual funds as well as sleeves within larger multi-asset income portfolios, according to his LinkedIn page. Prior to joining the firm, he was the head of the global equity sales desk at Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2013.
JPM communicated the change to the international equity team on March 5.
The JPM international equity team has seen a slew of changes since 30-year JPM veteran Gerd Woort-Menker, who was also the former lead manager of the JPM international value team, retired in the second quarter of last year.
A JPM spokeswoman declined to comment on the changes.