Martin Currie names chief operating officer

Martin Currie has appointed Darren Cannon, the former derivatives and data services head at Schroders, as chief operating officer.

Cannon is to join the asset manager later this month and will report to Willie Watt, the chief executive of Martin Currie.

In his new role, Cannon will oversee the firm’s operational functions, including IT, client reporting, investment operations, transitions and the project team.

Watt says: “Our objective at Martin Currie is to deliver distinctive and compelling investment products and outstanding service to our clients around the world.

“We aim to offer these within a robustly managed governance structure and this new appointment, coupled with the enhancements we have already made, gives us an extremely strong and capable management team.” (article continues below)

He adds: “With 25 years of working within the finance industry, Darren brings a great breadth and depth of experience to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

“His approach and philosophy are a perfect fit with our culture and he will be a valuable addition to our team.”