William Low has been appointed as head of global equities at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership’s (SWIP) International Equities team. Low, who joins from a 15-year tenure as director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, will be based in SWIP’s Edinburgh office and will be responsible for driving the firm’s global equity strategy across a range of portfolios. He brings more than 24 years of global equity asset management experience to the position.

The international asset manager has hired Daniel Isidori as fund manager for Latin America, where he will be responsible for a £1.2bn fund. Isidori joins Threadneedle’s Asia and Global Emerging Markets equities team from Baring Asset Management.

Ernst & Young
The investment management company has appointed Howard Mannion and Valerie Nott to its UK Asset Management division, as partner and director respectively.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has appointed Peter Arkell and Fred Lane to its High Net Worth business within the UK & Ireland Private Bank. Arkell has been appointed as a director from Credit Suisse, where he sourced and managed clients for four years. Lane, also from Credit Suisse, has been appointed as a vice president.

Schroder Property
Nick Scott has been appointed as head of UK retail property at Schroder Property. Scott joins from NewRiver Retail and will oversee retail transactions and asset management for the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust.

Sacker & Partners
Ian Pittaway has been re-elected as senior partner at the pensions law firm, marking his third consecutive term in the role. Pittaway was recently named the best pensions lawyer in London by the Legal 500.

Alexander Forbes
Alexander Forbes Financial Services has promoted Gemma Goodman to head of the Annuity Bureau and DC operations.

Renaissance Capital
The emerging markets investment bank has appointed Igor Bilous as head of investment banking and finance, Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the firm’s co-chief executive in the region. Bilous joins from UBS Investment Bank.