UK - Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed Peter Cockburn as investment director of UK equities from troubled Edinburgh Fund Managers.
He now reports to SWIP’s new head of UK equities, Robert Waugh, also from EFM, who will join in November 2003 and be responsible for UK research and the management of UK teams, including retail and institutional funds.
Cockburn will join SWIP in October and assume responsibility for a number of SWIP's retail funds.
At EFM, Cockburn served as investment manager for UK equities where he covered the construction, chemicals, mining and technology sectors as well as smaller companies support services and media.
Commenting on the appointment, Graham Wood, SWIP's chief investment officer for equities, said: [Peter] has broad research experience across many sectors of the UK marketplaces as well as hands on fund management experience running large funds.
“His skills will further strengthen our research based UK equities team.”
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