Newton, part of BNY Mellon, has announced the appointment of Jim Wylie as Head of North America for Newton Capital Management responsible for leading and developing Newton's North American distribution and client servicing business. Based in New York, Wylie reports to Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management.
Wylie has an extensive global institutional and retail sales background and was most recently chief marketing officer and executive managing director of Turner Investment Partners. Prior to that, he was global head of sales at Acadian Asset Management.
Morrissey commented on the appointment: "Jim joins us with a wealth of relevant experience and will add leadership and strategic vision complemented by extensive global institutional and retail sales knowledge. He is highly respected within the industry and we are confident that he will significantly strengthen our distribution capability. As well as leading on all Newton's strategic initiatives in North America he will also assume leadership of the current team of US-based sales, distribution and client service professionals. We are looking forward to working with him."
Subject to regulatory approval, Wylie will be appointed as member of the Newton Board.
Wylie holds a BA in international relations and economics from Colgate University in New York and an MBA in Finance from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in North Carolina.