UK - Mellon Global Investments has named William Battersby as head of consultant relations, reporting to Pauline Stuart, head of institutional business in Europe.

It said: "In this new role Battersby will be responsible for developing relationships between Mellon's US asset management subsidiaries and investment consultants as well as the distribution of Mellon's asset management products and services into UK and European markets."

Mellon said he joins from Julius Baer Investments where he was director of business development, responsible for consultant relationships. Edward Dove, chief investment officer at Julius Baer Investments said Battersby left last February. "We restructured which was why Bill was terminated and have no need to replace him."

Mellon said Battersby was formerly director of institutional sales at Royal & Sun Alliance Investments.

"William's extensive knowledge and experience of the consultant industry significantly strengthens our capability in this important area and aligns perfectly with our commitment to the institutional market and plans to grow Mellon's institutional asset management business in the UK and Europe," Stuart said.

Mellon Global Investments is part of Mellon Financial Corp.