Knight Frank IM appoints CIO

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, he 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.
 
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.'
 
In the past 10 years, KFIM has grown from £0.5 bn to over £4 bn Assets Under Management, continuing to deliver investment returns for clients, whilst expanding its ESG advisory capabilities.
 
Knight Frank Investment Management LLP is a specialist real estate investment management business operating primarily in the UK and Continental European markets with Assets Under Management of £4.1 bn.

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