JPMorgan Asset Management Makes Two Research Appointments

November 5, 2007 ( - JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has tapped Rumi Masih as head of its Strategic Investment Advisory Group (SIAG).

A news release said SIAG serves as one of JPMAM’s primary research centers in the areas of asset allocation, pension finance and risk management.

Masih joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Global Investment Strategies Group, where he focused on central banks and institutional clients, providing insights on investment and risk management, asset allocation, quantitative modeling, and capital markets, according to the announcement.

Masih has a PhD in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University in Economics and Mathematical Statistics.

JPMAM also announced that Bill McHugh has been named the firm’schief pension strategist. The company said McHughwill be dedicated to leading the firm’s vision and strategy around corporate finance in pension management and looking at retirement issues more generally, working closely with CFOs, treasurers and CIOs.