The global trade body for the fund management industry has appointed Giles Swan (left) as director of global funds policy, effective from January 2012. Swan joins from the Financial Services Authority, where he was a technical specialist on the collective investment schemes policy team. Swan joined the FSA in May 2005. Prior to that, he held a number of roles in the European mutual sector.
The independent broker and adviser focusing on small- and mid-caps has appointed Justin Jones as a director in its industrials team. He joins Peel Hunt from RBS Hoare Govett, where he was head of ECM execution.
Aberdeen Asset Management
Dr David Smith, a forensic corporate governance expert, has joined Aberdeen Asset Management’s Asian investment team as head of corporate governance. He joins from Institutional Shareholder Services, where he was head of Asia ex Japan research.
Ian Ewart has been promoted to head of products, services and marketing, in addition to his existing responsibilities for marketing. He replaces Byron Coombs, the previous head of products and services, following his decision to retire from full-time management in the UK tax and pensions division.
The private bank has hired Stephen Rothwell as head of wealth management. He joins from Schroders private banking, where he was head of business development. Prior to Schroders, Rothwell was responsible for UK private client business development at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.