Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has appointed Bill Blair as a senior member of the UK and European research team.
Blair joins SWIP from Nomura International and was a key member of the UK and smaller/mid cap companies pharmaceuticals team.His appointment follows on from recent changes introduced at SWIP. The company has recruited a number of key individuals in recent months strengthening its UK team in particular. Blair will have a key role in the new investment framework which focusses fundamental stock research and the impact of global macroeconomic effects on clients’ portfolios.
He will be working closely with Graham Campbell, head of retail investment funds and David Erskine, head of UK and European research, both recent additions to SWIP.
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