EUROPE – Martin Currie says it has hired Allianz Dresdner Asset Management’s head of Nordic sales, Simon Barrett.

The firm said the appointment to its European institutional sales team. Barrett will join on August 1 and report to joint head of sales, Allan MacLeod.

Martin Currie said Barrett, 38, was head of Nordic sales since 2000. ADAM deputy chief executive and spokesman Mark Archer was not immediately available for comment.

"We have won over three billion dollars billion of new business in Europe in the last 18 months, half of which has come from the Nordic region,” MacLeod said.

“So we're delighted to have attracted someone of Simon's experience and reputation.”