Ross Teverson, the former investment director at Standard Life Investments, has taken up his appointment as Jupiter’s head of strategy, global emerging markets. The role was created for him and will involve leading the group’s emerging markets equities team. Teverson has 15 years’ experience and manages global emerging market equities using an unconstrained style.
The JPMorgan Overseas Investment Trust has appointed Tristan Hillgarth as an independent director. Hillgarth has worked in asset management for three decades, including 14 years at Invesco Perpetual where he was UK and Europe chief executive. Between 2005 and 2012, Hillgarth was a director at Jupiter Asset Management.
Standard Life Investments has made two hires in its European equities team. Jonathan Fearon is manager of SLI’s European Equity Growth fund. He will also run the European Equity component of the Global Advantage fund and provide analysis of the European banking sector. Fearon joins from Ignis Asset Management, where he managed two European equity funds. Tom Dorner has been recruited from Citigroup as investment director in SLI’s European equities team.
Liverpool-based Seneca Investment Managers has appointed Peter Elston as global investment strategist. Elston was previously head of Asia Pacific strategy and asset allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management and managed three multi-asset funds. At Seneca he will have a major role in the asset allocation and regional spread of the firm’s two multi-asset Oeics, and in the Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust.
Investment and wealth management group Walker Crips has hired Matt Ennion as investment director in its York office. He joins from Towry, which acquired in June the financial management arm of Baker Tilly, where Ennion was investment director. With 15 years’ experience in asset management, Ennion previously worked at RSM Tenon and Berry Asset Management.
Walker Crips has also hired investment manager Ian Amiee from JM Finn. Amiee specialises in smaller firms in the medical and technology sectors. Investment manager Sue White also joins Walker Crips in its stockbroking division, having spent the past 11 years with EFG Harris Allday.
MetLife has created the role of wealth management director for Simon Massey, former intermediaries director at Scottish Widows. Massey has 28 years’ financial services experience and was hired to deliver MetLife’s growth plans for the guaranteed drawdown market ahead of the pension reforms in 2015. He will develop new strategic partners and drive sales for the firm.
Thomas Miller Investment has strengthened its private client business with the recruitment of Scott Baikie as senior portfolio manager. Baikie, who specialises in private client portfolio management and direct equity research, was previously an associate director at Adam & Company Investment Management, where he spent the past eight-and-a-half years.
Bath Building Society has appointed Robert Derry-Evans to the role of chairman to succeed Chris Moorsom, who is retiring. Derry-Evans, who joined the mutual’s board in June, will assume the role on 1 January. He spent more than 20 years at legal firm Cameron McKenna, serving as partner between 1985 and 2008. He is also director of legal resource provider OmniaLegal.