Wells will advise on both product development as well as implementation of the retail distribution review in 2012.
Wells was product and communications director at Artemis until he retired in March 2010. He has also worked at both ABN Amro Asset Management and Barings Asset Management.
Liontrust chief executive John Ions says: “Nick is a great addition to the team at Liontrust. He has a vast array of experience that will be invaluable in helping the development and growth of Liontrust over the next few months.”