CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (HedgeWorld.com)–Gartmore Group added to its U.S. sales staff by hiring John Early as vice president of U.S. institutional and alternative investment sales.

In a news release, Gartmore officials said Mr. Early will concentrate on marketing Gartmore to foundations and endowments, family offices and funds of funds. He will report to Charles Beazley, Gartmore’s head of global institutional and alternative investments.

Previously, Mr. Early was vice president of marketing and client services at Andor Capital Management LLC, a long/short equity fund.

“John Early’s alternative investments expertise and his extensive knowledge of the institutional market will be a major factor in Gartmore’s ability to increase its presence in the U.S. institutional market, which is a top priority for the company,” Mr. Beazley said in a statement.

Gartmore has been working to expand its business. Last month firm officials announced they had hired a new head of European, Middle Eastern and African institutional and alternative operations.

CClair@HedgeWorld.com

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