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Hywel George and Stuart McPherson Named as Co-Chief Investment Officers, European Equity

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Hywel George and Stuart McPherson to Co-Chief Investment Officers of its European Equity business. These new positions have been created to ensure that the European Equity team has the appropriate resources to manage the firm's continued success in attracting new mandates. Hywel and Stuart will be responsible for all aspects of the European Equity business, including portfolio management, research and product management. They will both report to Susan Noble, Chief Investment Officer, London Active Equities (responsible for the Global/Multi-regional, Emerging Markets, Specialist/Small Cap and European Equity business areas).

 

The strength of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's European Equity business is highlighted by the historic performance of their flagship European equity fund. The Goldman Sachs Europe Portfolio is in the top twenty percent of its universe(1) over the past three years, five years and since its inception in September 1996(2).

Hywel George joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 1999. Before joining Goldman Sachs Hywel spent eleven years at Mercury Asset Management, where he was a senior UK Equity Fund manager. Stuart McPherson joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 1996 having worked at CIN Management for nine years as a US equity analyst and UK equity portfolio manager.

Susan Noble, Chief Investment Officer, London Active Equities, Goldman Sachs Asset Management commented:

"We are delighted to recognise the work Hywel and Stuart have done over the years and the contributions they have made to the firm. The performance of the Goldman Sachs European Portfolio reflects our belief that a team-based investment process driven by high quality independent research can deliver excellent results for our clients. These new promotions reflect our continuing commitment to our growing European Equity business."

(1) Standard and Poor'sTM Micropal Universe: Offshore Funds – Equity Europe as at 31-Dec-02. Source: Standard and Poor's Micropal Inc. Bid to bid  
    Gross income reinvested.

(2) Past performance is not indicative of future results, which may vary.

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(1) As at 30 September 2002
(2) As at 30 September 2002