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Hawksmoor appoints Polar co-founder as non-exec

Brian Ashford-Russell

Discretionary manager Hawksmoor Investment Management has appointed Polar Capital co-founder Brian Ashford-Russell as a non-executive director.

Ashford-Russell managed the Polar Capital Technology Trust, having previosuly been head of the technology team at Henderson Global Investors.

The move marks the latest change at the top of Hawksmoor, which offers both DFM services and model portfolios for IFAs on top of its in-house multi-asset funds, after former Schroders and Citigroup man James Brent was appointed as chairman of at the start of 2019, and JM Finn’s Sarah Soar will be joining in autumn to succeed John Crowley as chief executive.

Crowley says: “I am delighted to welcome Brian to the Hawksmoor board. As a well-known figure in the investment world and as co-founder of a successful and highly-regarded fund management business, Brian brings to Hawksmoor his extensive experience of managing and building both funds and investment businesses.

“Brian’s appointment will further strengthen Hawksmoor’s leadership and governance as we enter the next phase of our exciting development

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