Former Jupiter chief executive John Duffield has appointed Howard Covington as chief executive of his new fund management business, New Star Asset Management. Norwich Union Investment Funds' Mark Skinner is to join New Star as retail managing director of sales and marketing in May. Skinner will be joined by NU head of sales Mark Hilliam and head of national accounts and partnerships Greg Jones.
M&G has appointed Giles Worthington as manager of its European smaller companies fund. He joins on March 5 from Invesco, where he managed the global enterprise fund and the segregated European smaller companies fund Premier Asset Management has added another fund manager to its multi-manager global select fund. BNP Paribas Asset Management's Claude Guillaume will manage 20 per cent of the portfolio Foreign & Colonial director of investment trusts Jeremy Tigue is hooking up to the internet for a live chat with IFAs and investors on February 6. Tigue will be talking about the outlook for investment trusts in 2001 and will be online between 3pm and 4pm at www.fandc.co.uk.