UK- Standard Life Investments has appointed Rod Paris as head of global fixed income. Paris joins from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers where he held the same position. He will be responsible for the UK, Euro and overseas bonds, including corporates.

Says Keith Skeoch, chief investment officer at Standard Life Investment, “the UK fixed income team has performed very well over the last couple of years, winning the Lipper award in 2001. We are delighted to have Rod lead our global bond team.”

Standard Life Investments manages more than £37bn in fixed income, of which more than £16bn is in the UK.