Ex-Skandia head of research joins Russell Investments

Ex-Skandia head of research Adam Smears has joined Russell Investment as head of fixed income research.

Smears spent eight years at Skandia, while Dockrell spent four years at Towers Watson, where he was in fixed income research and investment consultant roles covering sterling and European fixed income, emerging market debt, global credit and multi-strategy alternative credit.

Both will be based in London, with Smears heading up a nine-strong team, including Dockrell, based across London, New York, Toronto, Seattle and Sydney.

Russell Investments chief investment officer Jeff Hussey says: “We continue to see growing demand for our fixed income products as investors around the world look to weave in strategies as part of their multi asset portfolio design.

“To best support this demand, it is increasingly important that our team structure takes a truly international approach – and we have fixed income researchers and portfolio managers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.”