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MFS Investment appoints CIO

Alison O'Neill is due to take up reins in January next year from Ted Maloney, who has been appointed as the firm's new CEO.
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MFS Investment Management has appointed Alison O’Neill as chief investment officer, effective 1 January 2025.

O’Neill will oversee the firm’s 300-strong investment team, comprising equity, fixed income, quantitative solutions and global trading teams.

She is a replacement for Ted Maloney, who was previously appointed as MFS Investment’s new CEO, also effective 1 January 2025.

O’Neill joined MFS in 2005 as an equity research analyst and worked her way up, becoming co-CIO of equity in 2020.

“Alison is an exceptional leader and culture carrier. She brings valuable investment knowledge across industries and sectors to her role as CIO, as well as deep conviction in the firm’s long-term-focused investment platform,” said Maloney

“During her nearly 20 years with the firm, she has been involved in hiring and mentoring many members of the investment team and has collaborated with leadership across the department to help enhance our investment platform.”

“Alison is a fantastic teammate in the truest sense of the word, and we look forward to her bringing her unique experience and perspective to MFS’ management committee.”

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