UK - Multi-manager Investment Solutions Limited, part of the Alexander Forbes Group, has announced plans to launch into the investment fund market in the second quarter of 2005.
As part of the move, the firm has appointed Ian Annand (pictured) head of investment product development, giving him responsibility for driving growth into the market through the development of innovative products and strategic partnerships.
Annand joins from Close Finsbury Asset Management, where he was head of investment marketing and product development. He was formerly head of product development at Abbey’s multi-manager proposition.
Commenting on the appointment, Justin Taurog, head of global business development, said: “Ian brings a wealth of experience in the investment fund market and has a strong track record in managing new product developments. His insight will enable us to establish a strong position in a new and competitive market for the company, following our successful growth in the pensions market.”
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