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Former Gartmore head of multi-manager Bambos Hambi has joined Insynergy Investment Management. He has taken up a senior consultancy position with responsibilities which include business strategy and product development.

Fidelity global focus fund manager Brenda Reed is to leave the firm after 18 years. Reed, who has managed the £334m fund since January 2003, is joining New York-based hedge fund firm <I>George Weiss Associates. </I>Her responsibilities have been passed on to Amit Lodha.

Liontrust says it has appointed Mark Allpress as its head of retail distrib-ution. He previously worked at Old Mutual Asset Manage-ment, where he was also the head of retail distribution but was made redundant earlier this year. Prior to that, he was sales director at BNY Mellon, from January 2000 to August 2008.

BlackRock’s head of the UK smaller companies team Richard Plackett has handed the management of his BlackRock UK smaller companies fund to Ralph Cox, Cox has been managing the £328m fund alongside Plackett since August 2007.

Former LV= Asset Management head of multi-manager Tom Caddick is joining Santander Asset Management as head of multi-manager, taking over from Keith Speck. Former LV= Asset Management principal fund manager Toby Vaughan will also join the Santander AM multi-manager team as a fund manager.

Legal and General Investment Management has appointed Robert Churchlow as its new head of active equities. Churchlow takes over the role from Mark Burgess, who is leaving the firm to join Threadneedle as chief investment officer early next year. Burgess is replacing current chief investment officer Sarah Arkle.

Aegon Asset Management has appointed Daniel Uhlemann as a quantitative analyst within its fixed-interest team. Uhlemann joins Aegon from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was a senior analyst within its UK corporate modeling team. Prior to this, he was an analyst at Lloyds Banking Group, as well as HBoS.

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