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Copylab confirms Canada office opening

Ross Hunter: (photo by Terry Murden)

Ross Hunter: (photo by Terry Murden)

Copylab, the investment writing and communications agency, has confirmed plans to open a Canadian operation to add to other launches this year in the United States and Asia.

Ross Hunter, CEO of the Glasgow-based company, revealed it would open a Vancouver office in an interview with Daily Business last month. It will be headed by Vice President James McKeough.

Copylab is the world’s largest specialist provider of investment writing services, supporting blue-chip clients including BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle and Standard Life Investments.

With more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mr McKeough joins Copylab from Pavilion Global Markets. Prior to this, he founded Onward Capital and was a research analyst at HSBC Asset Management.

He will be focused on new business development and content creation for Copylab’s growing North American business, in addition to lending support to Copylab’s global team of over 50 expert investment writers.

He will be launching a new blog, ThinkingLab, aiming to provoke critical thinking, decision-making and behavioural investing in the asset management industry.

Mr Hunter, founder and CEO of Copylab, said: “This is another important milestone in our international strategy, which is driven by the demands of our asset management clients.

“James is a renowned investment communications talent. We are now able to expand our capabilities to support growing demand from the North American market, offering a truly holistic suite of communication services for investment companies.

“As globalisation becomes an increasingly prominent theme in the investment industry, our worldwide reach will further reinforce Copylab’s ability to support the multinational asset managers we work with.”

Copylab, established in 2006, has other offices in Boston, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Its revenues have grown sevenfold over the last three years and it now employs more than 50 staff.

> Interview with Ross Hunter

 

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