Rowan Dartington has appointed Ian Entwhistle as relationship and business development manager. Entwhistle, who will be based at the firm’s Hereford office, will be primarily tasked in growing that branch’s funds under management, as well as supporting the company’s Bristol-based research team in particular with regards to fixed income products.
Entwhistle has recently been working to deliver investment training for the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) having previously spent three years as associate director at SLC Asset Management Ltd, where he held overall responsibility for day to day portfolio management. He also spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch Asset Management, rising to the position of associate director, where he personally managed GBP1.8bn in portfolios as part of his responsibilities.
Graham Coxell (pictured), chief executive, Rowan Dartington, says: “Ian’s appointment is significant as we seek to expand the operations from our office in Hereford. He is a very talented individual with a wealth of previous investment experience, including recently delivering training to around 100 pension fund trustees in the past year as part of his role with the NAPF.
“Given that we have recently made changes to our investment proposition model, Ian’s appointment is very timely in terms of moving the company forward, not only from our main Bristol office but from increasing our regional activity as well.”