By Rob Allison SLC Asset Management (SLCAM) has hired Charles Brand as head of Global Equitie...
By Rob Allison
SLC Asset Management (SLCAM) has hired Charles Brand as head of Global Equities.
This appointment is the first in its expansion and recruitment programme to strengthen and build its fund management team. SLCAM will continue recruiting over the coming months to build upon its continued success, add value to the service it offers to its clients and maximise the opportunities created by the ever increasing globalisation of world stock markets.
Brand's career in the world of fund management has spanned some 16 years. In 1998 he joined Geoffrey Morley & Partners as US Fund Manger and remained with the organisation throughout a succession of mergers. He became head of Global Equities at Morley Fund Management, where he was responsible for selection, management performance and the investment processes of an international team based in London, Singapore and Tokyo.
Commenting on the new appointment, Ian Fishwick, managing director and chief investment officer, said, "We are very pleased to recruit someone of Brand's calibre. His experience and track record speak for themselves. This is a significant appointment for us and we are looking to build and develop our Equities team under Brand's guidance as we move through 2001."
Speaking about his appointment, Brand said, "I am looking forward to joining SLCAM as it enters a phase of development and building on its current successes. I am excited about moving forward with the company and developing a strong, resourceful and professional team."
Hogg Robinson, specialist corporate and employee services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Speed as director of procurement.
Speed's duties will include designing a purchasing infrastructure enabling Hogg Robinson's cost base to be reduced by optimising its purchasing budget and negotiating better deals with its suppliers.
In addition, Speed's exceptional consultancy skills will be used to the benefit of Hogg Robinson's clients, particularly those within travel companies.
Speed's role is company-wide and will embrace all elements of procurement. He will be based in Abbey House, Farnborough, reporting to Kevin Ruffles, Hogg Robinson's business services director.
As a fellow and past president of the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Speed will bring to Hogg Robinson a wealth of knowledge and experience in the procurement sector. He previously held the position of International group purchasing director for Racal-Thomson (now Thales).
MPower Europe, the provider of e-enabled advisory services, has hired Charlie Metcalfe, the former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's UK and Northern European business. Metcalfe joins the mPower team in the newly created role of the Managing Director in the UK. Before Goldman Sachs, Metcalfe was managing director at Merrill Lynch Capital Management, and before that was a managing director at JP Morgan in New York and London.
Commenting on the appointment, mPower Europe founder and chief executive Drake Mosier said: "We are delighted to have attracted somebody with Metcalfe's senior level expertise to the team.
"His experience and knowledge of the institutional funds marketplace will be invaluable as we build our UK operation. This appointment is the first in our planned strategy of hiring the highest quality personnel."
Metcalfe added: "I am thrilled to have joined mPower at what is an extremely dynamic time in the financial services marketplace. By combining the best institutional investment analysis with the latest financial planning software and systems, our aim is to help investors achieve greater financial security through delivering our advice by partnering with leading financial institutions or eventually working with defined contribution plans."
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