The hires were part of the firm’s push to enhance its research capabilities. Owainati and Patel will report directly to chief investment officer Patrick Farrell.
Owainati previously worked as a macro strategist for the BT Pension Scheme Management, known as Brightwell, and as a macro strategist and economist at Quilter Investors.
Patel joined from Quintet Private Bank, where he was a senior equity analyst and strategy lead for US equities. Prior to that, he was a senior equity analyst at Talisman Global Asset Management and held analyst roles at Quilter Cheviot and Janus Henderson.
Farrell said: “The appointments of Abbas and Amish underscores our dedication to building a world-class team that can deliver well-researched investment solutions to our clients. We believe that their knowledge and expertise will further strengthen our capabilities and enhance our ability to navigate the ever-changing investment landscape.
“Both individuals bring a wealth of expertise, and their appointments reflect our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional investment services to our clients. We are confident that their leadership will contribute significantly to our future success.”