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Another ex-Morgan Stanley executive joins new HighIsland group


Stewart Newnham, the former chief currency strategist for Asia at Morgan Stanley, has joined the investment team at Asian macro fund HighIsland Capital Partners. HighIsland was amongst the various much anticipated launches from industry veterans this year.

Newnham worked previously at Morgan Stanley since 2006, eventually becoming the Asia Pacific ex Japan currency strategist for the bulge bracket bank. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a currency overlay manager and member of the Asset Allocation Board for three and half years at Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors).

HighIsland, co-founded by CIO Kelvin Woo, reunites the