Societe Generale Strenghtens Its Consumer Equity Research Team With Four London Hires

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Societe Generale Cross Asset Research announces the appointment of a four-strong team to cover consumer goods to further strengthen its global equity research capabilities.

The team will be headed by Warren Ackerman, who joins as Managing Director, Head of Consumer Equity Research, effective 15 August 2011. Ackerman joins the bank from Evolution Securities in London where he was a Food and Home and Personal Care (HPC) analyst, having previously worked in similar roles at Dresdner Kleinwort and Citi. Ackerman brings with him a wealth of experience in this sector having led the Food research team that was ranked in the top 3 by Extel in 2005 and 2006. In this new role, Ackerman will report to Matthew Jordan, Head of Equity Research London.

Andrew Holland and Chas Manso de Zuniga also join the bank from Evolution Securities as Directors, Consumer Equity Research. Holland will lead Beverage research and Manso will lead Tobacco and Household and Personal Care research. Both previously held similar positions at Dresdner Kleinwort where Holland was rated the no.1 Beverages analyst by Extel in 2007, as well as being part of the no.1-rated Beverage team, and Manso was rated the no.3 Tobacco analyst in 2007. Both will report to Matthew Jordan.

Jamie Norman joins the bank from Evolution Securities as Director, Consumer Specialist Sales. Norman previously worked in a similar role at Dresdner Kleinwort where he was rated no.2 salesman for Beverages in 2008. With 29 years’ unbroken coverage, Norman has more experience than any other consumer goods analyst or specialist salesperson in London. He will report to Paul Jackson, Head of Specialist Sales.

These appointments further strengthen the existing consumer goods team in Paris and London.

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