Paul Farrell has been made head of UK institutional at JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM), replacing John Stainsby who stepped down in May 2015.
Farrell will join the firm in April and will report to head of international institutional clients Patrick Thomson who took up his position in September last year.
Farrell will lead the sales team that manages client relationships with institutional pension funds in the UK and Ireland across both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes.
He will work closely with the consultant client team led by Karen Roberton.
Farrell will join from Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he most recently served as head of UK institutional clients.
Before that he was head of UK strategic clients at BlackRock, previously Barclays Global Investors.
Thomson said: "The UK is the largest third-party active market in Europe and the second largest globally, so growing our UK institutional business is a key priority for us and Paul's appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to the market."
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