Schroders, RiskFirst, Henderson Global Investors, Stewart Investors

SchrodersPeter Harrison, head of equities, has been promoted to chief executive after incumbent Michael Dobson decided to step down after 15 years in the role. Harrison first worked for Schroders in 1988 when he was a graduate and re-joined in 2013. A year later, he was promoted to the board and named head of investment. He has also worked at Newton Asset Management, JP Morgan and Deutsche Asset Management. Dobson is set to succeed Andrew Beeson as non-executive chairman following Beeson’s decision to retire.

RiskFirstMatthew Seymour has been appointed to the newly created role of chief executive and will lead the senior leadership team, comprising Matthew Bale (chief strategy officer), Darren Best (CFO), Nick Francis (chief technology officer) and Rob Stuart (general counsel). Seymour joined RiskFirst in 2009 and most recently held the position of commercial director.

Henderson Global InvestorsStephen Deane has been appointed as a senior portfolio manager. He joins from Stewart Investors, previously known as First State Stewart, where he was an analyst and co-manager of the Worldwide Equity funds.