EUROPE - State Street Global Advisors has named F&C's Valerie Nicholson as director of marketing and consultant liaison, with a Europe-wide brief.

"In this role, she will be responsible for promoting State Street Global Advisors' full range of investment strategies to consultants and investment advisers throughout Europe," the group said.

She will be based in the UK and report to Kanesh Lakhani, head of European marketing and consultant relations.

It said Nicholson was previously at F&C Asset Management for eight years, where her most recently role was in consultant relations. She previously worked at Citigroup, Pictet and Gartmore.

Elsewhere, Barclays Global Investors has made some additions to its fixed income team in the UK as it develops new long/short fixed income products "to meet the increasing demand from institutional investors for hedge funds".

Heather DeGarmo becomes portfolio manager for the European long/short credit fund. She was previously at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Barclays Capital's John Maskell becomes BGI's head of interest rate strategies.

Allan Lane joins as European head of fixed income investment technology and analytics. He was previously global head of quantitative research at Royal Bank of Scotland.

BAREP's Sebastien Guglietta joins as a senior portfolio manager.

The four will report to Tim Webb, head of fixed income advanced active strategies.