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Stonehage Fleming appoints Business Development Director

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Family office Stonehage Fleming has appointed Steven Brown as Director of Group Business Development. Brown will be responsible for leading the distribution of Stonehage Fleming’s flagship Global Best Ideas Equity fund, into the UK wholesale market.

He will be based in Stonehage Fleming’s London office and will report into Andrew Clarke, Group Head of Business Development and work closely with Gerrit Smit, the fund manager and his team. His appointment is effective immediately.
 
Brown was previously a Wholesale and Discretionary Sales Director at Merian Global Investors, responsible for the sales and management of the firm’s relationships with the largest UK clients, including Asset Managers, Banks and Regional Wealth Managers. He joined Merian Global Investors as Head of Strategic Partnerships in 2012. Prior to that he was Head of UK Wholesale – Global Banking & Markets at RBS and managed the distribution of their multi-asset fund range in the UK wholesale market. He began his career at M&G Investments and Principal Global Investors.
 
Andrew Clarke, Group Head of Business Development, says: “The Global Best Ideas Equity investment strategy already has a proven record with Stonehage Fleming’s investor families and the institutional investment community. Our team would like to build on this momentum and expand and accelerate activities in the UK wholesale arena. Steven’s experience in senior business development roles means he is well qualified to lead our distribution in this important market and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
 
Brown, says: “I am extremely pleased to be joining the firm to champion the further expansion of the Global Best Ideas Equity Fund amongst the wholesale investment community in the UK. We have a very strong story to tell and I am looking forward to working with Gerrit Smit and the investment team to bring this powerful offering to a wider audience.”
 

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