UK – Edinburgh-based asset management group, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), has appointed Jan de Bruijn as a senior fund manager to its Asia and merging markets team. De Bruijn will join SWIP in August.

Reporting to Graham Wood, investment director - head of international research at SWIP, de Bruijn will be involved in stock analysis in addition to his role as fund manager.

De Bruijn joins SWIP from Shell Pensioenfonds Beheer in the Netherlands where he worked for five years. He was most recently senior portfolio manager in the emerging Asian markets section where he managed equity and bond portfolios worth some €550m.

SWIP, part of the Lloyds TSB group, manages more than £60bn (€92bn) in assets for pension funds, charities, local authorities and other institutional and retail clients.