Franklin Templeton Investments, Wells Capital Management, Investec Asset Management, Standard Life Investments, Nomura Asset Management UK, IC Select, Nikko Asset Management, NOW: Pensions, Kames Capital, Pioneer Investments

Franklin Templeton InvestmentsClive Paine and Steven Gardner have been appointed director and associate director, respectively. In his new role, Paine will have responsibility for building relationships across the UK institutional market and focus on new business generation. He joins from Lyxor Asset Management, where he was head of institutional sales for the UK. Before then, he worked at HSBC Alternative Investments. Gardner joins from TopQ Software, where he was business development director responsible for sales and client relations. Before then, he held a senior client service role at Baring Asset Management.

Wells Capital ManagementRobert McHenry has been appointed as a product specialist for the liability-driven investment (LDI) team at Wells Capital Management, part of Wells Fargo Asset Management. Prior to joining Wells Capital in 2014, he was an LDI product manager at Columbia Management in Boston, and a fixed income product manager at Insight Investment in London. McHenry has extensive experience in global fixed income portfolio management, and served as head of global fixed income at Hartford Investment Management. He was also a senior investment director at Lombard Odier in London.

Investec Asset ManagementAymeric François has been appointed sales director at Investec’s newly opened office in Germany. He joins from Goldman Sachs’ third-party business, where he covered private banks, funds of funds and family offices in Germany as an executive director for seven years. Before then, he worked as a derivatives analyst.

Standard Life InvestmentsTom Dorner joins as an investment director in the European equities team. He joins from Citigroup, where he was director of the European insurance sector. Before then, he held posts at Oriel Securities, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. In addition, Jonathan Fearon has joined to manage the SLI European Equity Growth fund along with the European Equity component of the Global Advantage fund. He joins from Ignis Asset Management, where he managed two European equity funds.

Nomura Asset Management UKRichard Hodges and Ben Bugg have been appointed to the fixed income team. Hodges joins from Legal & General Investment Management, where he held the role of head of high-alpha fixed income. Bugg was previously an assistant fund manager at LGIM in its high-alpha fixed income team, working across a range of strategies.

IC Select – The fiduciary manager and investment consultant assessment company has appointed Peter Dorward as managing director. He joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was head of the institutional business.

Nikko Asset ManagementJohn Howland-Jackson, based in London, has joined as vice-chairman of Nikko Asset Management Europe and senior adviser for the Middle East, Africa and Asia region. He joins from ING Bank, where he was a senior managing director.

NOW: PensionsLouise Fulford has been appointed head of administration. She will be responsible for the delivery of administration services to NOW: Pensions’ member base. She joins from JLT, where she held roles as senior client relationship manager and head of administration.

Kames CapitalCraig Bonthron has been appointed investment manager of the global equity team. He joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was investment director of global equities and the joint fund manager of the Swip Global Sustainability Equity and Global Islamic Equity funds.

Pioneer InvestmentsSimone Ragazzi has been appointed as a small-cap European equity analyst. Based in Milan, he joins from MainFirst Bank, where his sector coverage included European Luxury Goods and some Italian Consumer Small Caps.