UK- SG Asset Management’s head of European equities Dino Fuschillo is leaving to join Edinburgh-based Martin Currie as a director. In the new role he is responsible for European products and will report to chief investment officer James Fairweather. Prior to his four years at SG Asset Management he spent eight years with Lazard.

The appointment is the latest in a series of high profile recruitments at the independent investment manager. In February, it hired David Urch from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers where he managed £1.5bn of institutional funds.

Other recent appointments include Lehman Brothers’ Wendy Anderson who joined as a director concentrating on the energy sector and Michael McNaught-Davis who left Foreign & Colonial to join the Japanese equity desk. David Watts, former CIO at Gartmore, also signed up at Martin Currie last month as a non-executive director.

CEO Willie Watt said: "Dino's appointment underlines our commitment to growing this business. We don't aim to be the biggest. But we do aim to be the best."

Said Fuschillo: "I have joined Martin Currie for two main reasons: the chance to build up a significant stake in an employee-owned business, and an exciting role in a fast-growing, focused company."