UK - Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) has expanded its Global Consultant Relations team in London with the appointment of Paul Hamilton.
Hamilton will be responsible for a number of UK relationships and will report to John Gee-Grant, head of the global consultant group, EMEA Pacific.
Hamilton joins from Gartmore Investment Management where he worked as a consultant relationship director within the Global Consultant Team. He Previously worked at SLC Asset Management, SBJ Benefit Consultants Ltd and Nationwide Building Society.
Gee-Grant commented: "Our relationships with consultants are critical to our business and Paul brings a wealth of experience to this role".
He added: "MLIM's merger with BlackRock will increase the strong investment capabilites across the firm and Paul's appointment will help us build on the relationships we have whilst meeting the increased demand for information."
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