Global asset managers Friends, Ivory & Sime, has strengthened its investment team with five new appointments.
Martin Smith and Ian Wheatley join the pan-European large cap equities team, headed by Ian Peart, director of pan-European equities.
Smith joins as director of pan-European equities, focussing on aerospace and defence, software and computer services, and mining sectors. Most recently, he was deputy head of pan-European research at Robert Fleming Securities.
Wheatley joins as a telecoms analyst from JP Morgan, where he was involved with equity analysis for the Mitsubishi Trust International.
Smith and Wheatley will also serve on the UK portfolio construction team.
Miles Bennett also joins FIS’s continental European portfolio construction team as a director of pan-European equities. He will be responsible for the analysis of oil and gas, telecoms and water and diversified industrial sectors.
Previously, he worked for BG Bank’s asset management division as a senior portfolio manager of European equities.
The UK mid/smaller companies section, headed by team director Nicholas Malins-Smith has also appointed Hilary Aldridge and John Wong.
Aldridge joins from Gerrard where she was a fund manager for the firm’s UK ethical division.
Wong, who is appointed as an analyst, joins from PricewaterhouseCooopers’ global risk management practice.
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