Smith & Williamson hires Threadneedle investment specialist

Business-Handshake-General-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgSmith & Williamson Investment Management has hired Kris Das as its investment specialist.

Das will focus on discretionary management and IFA sectors.

Before joining the firm Das was head of investment communications at Threadneedle Asset Management. He also held various communication and product specialist roles at Schroders, Aviva Investors and Newton Investment Management.

Smith & Williamson Investment Management partner and head of funds business Ed Rosengarten says: “The appointment of Kris is a signal to the market of our intention to further develop the promotion of our fund management capability to the discretionary and IFA sector. Kris brings a high degree of experience in this field and makes a valuable addition to Smith & Williamson.”

“We are keen to ensure that more and more intermediaries have a good understanding of our funds and have an opportunity to consider these as investments for their clients.”
The firm has recently hired Myria Evdokimou as fund sales manager to cover the same sector.