Threadneedle Investments has hired Alex Robarts as an analyst trying to increase its US equity coverage.
Robarts will focus on financial services including the banking sector.
His career started at Morley as an assistant fund manager before moving to Rothschild Asset Management as a US fund manager and analyst. He then joined Insight Investment where he was responsible for analysing he financial sectors in North America and Asia.
Threadneedle head of US equities Cormac Weldon says: Our assets have been growing partly because our US fund performance has been strong and partly also because of the success of our global equity team who are also attracting substantial sales in the Europe and the US as well as in the UK. A good part of their assets are in US stocks.