Fidelity appoints investment chief

Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Nicky Richards as chief investment officer for European equities. Richards, who joins the firm on June 5, has 16 years’ experience in senior roles at Schroders in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. She will report to Michael Gordon, Fidelity’s global chief investment officer. Richards will be part of Gordon’s senior management team, as well as taking responsibility for all of the firm’s British and Continental European equity investment groups.