UK/US – London based Style Research, the investment style advisory group, is to open its first US office before the end of year to be managed by Bernie Nelson, who joins the company from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP).

Nelson, who is presently on a six month placement at Style Research’s UK office will then head to Boston to open the US bureau.

Robert Schwob, director of Style Research in London, comments: “ We are delighted to have Bernie join us as North American business director in the first office that Style has opened in the US.
“ He’s a man with great experience and an excellent reputation throughout the business.
“ This is a very big step for us as a company. We’ve been doing really well and growing rapidly and we now feel we have to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in the States.”

Schwob adds that the firm is intending to recruit in the US very soon after the establishment of the new office.

Nelson was formerly head of portfolio constituents at SWIP.