UK – Morgan Stanley Investment Management has bolstered its equity investment teams with the addition of three new executives.

Simon Carter and Jamie Wood, formerly of JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management, joins the core equity team, reporting to Kate Cornish-Bowden, head of global and UK core programmes. Carter was previously a portfolio manager and Wood a global equity analyst.

Ben Legge, formerly of the Invesco European investment team, joins MSIM’s European equity growth team, reporting to Jeremy Lodwick, head of the European growth programme, and European chief investment officer.

All three additions will be responsible for portfolio management and research, and will be based in London.

Morgan Stanley manages assets in excess of 420 billion dollars (387 billion euros).