Former UBS discretionary sales head to join Old Mutual Global Investors

Former head of UK discretionary sales at UBS Global Asset Management John Shepherd is set to join Old Mutual Global Investors.

Shepherd left UBS last month after working for the firm for over a decade, prior to which he worked for Schroders within the strategic alliance sales team.

The sales team at Old Mutual Global Investors, the entity created by the merger of Skandia Investment Group and Old Mutual Asset Managers, is led by head of distribution Warren Tonkinson, who was formerly head of strategic alliances at UBS.

An Old Mutual Global Investors spokesman says it does not comment on individuals, but is looking to strengthen the sales team.