Gartmore has strengthened its institutional sales team by appointing David Aird, from Flemings, for bancassurance sales; Kate Harper, from Dresdner RCM Global Investors, for UK pension funds; Nicole Baker, from Bankers Trust, for money market products; and Andreas Wallendahl, from Dresdner RCM, for European sales. Alec Clapperton has moved internally to be director of local authority sales.