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Investment Association appoints Fidelity UK head as director

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The Investment Association has appointed Fidelity Worldwide Investment UK chief Peter Horrell as a director on its board.

Investment Association interim chief executive Guy Sears says: “Having joined Fidelity International in March, we invited Peter Horrell to be part of the Investment Association board, and we are delighted that he has agreed to join. As the UK managing director, Peter has a wealth of expertise that will be a perfect fit for us.

“Fidelity International works with the IA at all levels and already has a number of senior stakeholders sitting on IA committees.”

Horrell left Barclays Wealth and Investment Management last year after 24 years with the firm and joined Fidelity.

In September the IA underwent a board reshuffle appointing seven new board members and seeing five members retire.

Old Mutual Wealth’s Paul Feeney; BlackRock’s Alex Hoctor-Duncan; Maxime Carmignac at Carmignac Gestion; Mike O’Shea, chief executive at Premier Asset Management; Kim McFarland, COO at Investec Asset Management; Joanna Munro, CIO at HSBC Global Asset Management and Michael Cohen, equity portfolio manager at Capital International all joined the board as new members.

Last month former IA chief executive Daniel Godfrey left the trade body after a flurry of asset managers said they were considering quitting the association.

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