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Man Group
The alternative asset manager has hired Jenny Morton as head of consultant relations, starting on 22 November. She joins from Putnam Investments, where she was head of global consultant relations, and has also held senior roles at Fidelity, Boston Partners and the Boston Company. Morton will report to Paul Dackombe, head of institutional clients UK, and will be responsible for leading Man’s initiative to build relationships with UK consultants.

The consultancy has taken on Simon Thompson as a senior consultant in its health and benefits business. Thompson joins from Bupa, where he was a commercial manager leading the client relationship team in the south of the UK. Before this he was UK and Ireland sales manager for Europ Assistance Holdings. He has spent the last ten years working on healthcare and benefits.

Michael Sell is set to join the F&C emerging equities team, following the fund manager’s recent appointment as group manager for the Board of Traditional Funds’ global emerging market and emerging Asia funds. Sell, who has managed the Asian fund for previous manager Nevsky since January 2008, will join F&C on 1 February.

Smith & Williamson
The investment manager has appointed David Amplett-Lewis as a director to grow its discretionary fund management business with independent financial advisers (IFAs). He has 11 years of experience with IFAs and investment, working most recently at Deutsche Bank within private wealth management as an investment director. Also joining is Amanda Keyton, who will be working alongside Amplett-Lewis to promote the firm’s discretionary wealth management services to the intermediary sector. The firm has also recently hired Nick Richards as a business development director, supporting the private client side of the business.

HIG Europe
The European branch of the private equity firm has hired Neil McIlroy as an associate in its London office, bringing the company’s UK investment team to 25. McIlroy joins from European buy-out firm Cinven, where he spent four years in the industrial and healthcare investment teams. Before this he worked at Morgan Stanley within the investment banking division.