Leigh Fisher joins as head of advisory, while Darren Pilbeam joins as head of strategic alliances. Both will be based in the London office and report to Ed Farrington, head of global key accounts and UK Wholesale.
NGAM said it had more than doubled its London-based staff in less than two years and has additional hires planned. Last month it hired two product specialists for the team.
The firm feels it has an established presence in UK wholesale and is set to commit to the retail market with the launch of specific UK vehicles for retail investors.
Fisher joins from Neptune Investment Management where she was for eight years latterly as a sales manager and prior to that she worked at Schroders.
She will be responsible for NGAM’s relationships with advisory companies in the UK.
Pilbeam joins from Investec where he was responsible for the company’s strategic alliances in the UK and prior to his six years there worked at Axa Investment Management.
He will be responsible for managing NGAM’s relationships with platform providers and life companies.