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Press Release: IC Select make another senior hire

Press Release:IC Select make another senior hire

Edinburgh, 10th June 2020 – IC Select, the specialist fiduciary management selection and oversight firm, has appointed Anne-Marie Gillon as director of the company to boost its client facing services.

Anne-Marie has joined after a 22-year career as an investment professional at Baillie Gifford. The past 12 years she focused on fixed-income and multi-asset products. In addition, Anne-Marie is a CFA charterholder as well as a trustee, currently at the Royal Blind Group pension scheme, which enables her to understand the intricacies and challenges that pension schemes face

 

Anne-Marie is joining IC Select at a time when Covid-19 is wreaking havoc around the globe and, as a result of all the restrictions in place, she has been hired not having met the other directors face-to-face. All meetings took place via Zoom video-calls, like so many other meetings currently.

Her hire follows hot on the heels of the appointment of industry veteran Ray Martin who joined as a director just prior to the Covid-19 crisis.

In her client facing role Anne-Marie will be delivering IC Select’s investment governance services such as trustee training, selection and oversight of the investment consultants and fiduciary managers as well as to further develop the breadth and depth of IC Select’s research and insights in particular.

Peter Dorward Managing Director of IC Select, said: “Anne-Marie’s appointment arises from the rapid growth in demand for IC Select’s investment governance services. Her client focused investment background, and being a CFA holder, adds to the existing mix of directors who bring actuarial, investment and hands on pension fund experience to the table. Her fresh thinking and different perspective having worked at an asset manager and most recently with focus on fixed income, will greatly enhance our capabilities and ultimately help trustees make appropriate decisions.”

 

Anne-Marie said: “I am delighted to be joining the innovative and growing team at IC Select at a time of increased investment complexity caused by Covid-19 and regulatory change. I am looking forward to working with trustees to help find the most appropriate investment governance solution for their needs then supporting them on that journey afterwards.

In the past year IC Select has hired several senior professionals and the hires come after a surge in demand for independent advice following the Competition and Marketing Authority’s (CMA) review into the investment consultants and fiduciary management markets.

The IC Select team have been researching investment advisers since 2000, investment consultants initially then fiduciary managers and are now recognised as one of the leading third-party evaluators. The firm, recognised for its independence, now provides detailed research on all leading investment consultants and third-party fiduciary managers operating in the UK.

For further information please contact:

Peter Dorward,
Managing Director
0131 344 4462
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www.ic-select.co.uk

Donny Hay,
Director
0131 344 4463
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Notes to Editors:

IC Select

IC Select specialises in helping pension funds select, monitor and review investment consultants and fiduciary managers. The firm's assessment capabilities leverage its unique positioning:

- wholly independent

- free of conflicts

- research led

- focused on assessment from an investors' and investment perspective

As a result, trustees can be more confident in the quality of their investment decisions and are able to enhance their scheme governance.

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