Old Mutual has appointed BNY Mellon director of product strategy Celeste Dias to the role of head of product development.
The provider has also announced that Omam UK chief operating officer Paul Nathan will become chief risk officer as part of the merger of Old Mutual Asset Management and Skandia Investment Group announced last week.
Nathan has taken up the role immediately while a join date for Dias is yet to be confirmed, but will be in the coming months.
Dias is leaving BNY Mellon at the end of May and the firm is currently seeking a replacement. Dias was previously head of product development at Threadneedle Investments from 2006 to 2009.
Skandia Investment Group chief operating officer Marc Bulstrode has taken on Nathan’s responsibilities for Omam UK as he has become chief operating officer for the whole business.
Other senior members of the business include chief investment officer James Millard and head of marketing Marcus Bolitho.
The senior management team of the new business is now undertaking a full review of its combined operations and, subject to regulatory approval, expects to make further announcements about its strategy in the third quarter of 2012.