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Swip swoop for duo

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has reunited former Gartmore managers Nick Ford and Simon Moss by recruiting them for its global developed markets team.

Ford joins from F&C where he was US smaller companies director and investment manager while Moss joins from Legal & General Investment Management’s US equity team.

The pair worked together at Gartmore where Ford ran the group’s US smaller companies fund for seven years and Moss ran UK and US money for retail and institutional clients.

The appointments bring Swip’s global developed markets team of fund managers into double figures, with Ford and Moss sharing US equity responsibilities with Ian Tabberer. Ford will also take on the group’s US smaller companies fund.

Both will be based in Edinburgh and report to head of global developed markets Ian Vose.

Vose says: ” We are delighted to have attracted two US equity specialists of Nick and Simon’s calibre to the team. Nick is a well respected US small-cap specialist who will bring his expertise to Swip’s small and large-cap funds while Simon has a proven record of outperformance, underpinned by strong stockpicking skills.”

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