Investment Association appoints seven new board members


The Investment Association has appointed seven new board members, including Old Mutual Wealth’s Paul Feeney and BlackRock’s Alex Hoctor-Duncan.

The reshuffle of the board sees five people retire and four existing board members re-elected.

Joining Old Mutual Wealth chief executive Feeney and BlackRock head of EMEA retail Hoctor-Duncan as new members are 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.

Helena Morrissey, chair of the Investment Association, says she is “delighted to welcome our new board members whose expertise and knowledge will be important in shaping the future of our sector at a critical time”.

Those retiring from the board are BlackRock’s James Charrington, T. Rowe Price’s Robert Higginbotham, Standard Life Investment’s Keith Skeoch, Robert Talbut and Peter Chambers.

M&G’s Will Nott and Vanguard’s Tom Rampulla had already retired from the board in the past year.

Those re-elected to the board are Henderson chief executive Andrew Formica; Peter Harrison, head of investment at Schroders; Andrew Laing, deputy chief executive at Aberdeen Asset Management; and LGIM’s chief executive Mark Zinkula.