UK- Consultant Watson Wyatt has appointed Robert Brown from First Quadrant as a senior consultant in its investment practice.

Brown, who joins in October, will be involved in advising some of Watson Wyatt’s major investment consulting clients as well as working on the manager research side of the business.

As managing director of First Quadrant's London operation, he was responsible for both its UK and European operations.

Prior to this he was with NatWest Investment Management, now part of Gartmore, for eleven years during which he was head of the group responsible for overseeing the management and asset allocation strategies for the largest mandates.

Nick Watts, European head of investment consulting at Watson Wyatt said: “he brings a wealth of investment experience and technical skills to our group, based on his many years as a senior professional at First Quadrant and at NatWest.”