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Edinburgh-headquartered asset manager Martin Currie has appointed Jeremy Hill to the newly created role of general counsel.
Hill, who joins from the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), where he has been general counsel since 2009, will have overall responsibility for the company’s legal, risk and compliance functions.
Prior to joining USS Hill held legal roles at the London Stock Exchange, Mercury Asset Management (now BlackRock) and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
At USS his responsibilities included compliance with the FSA’s heightened requirements for effective corporate governance, leading the scheme’s response to issues ranging from the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive to the Bribery Act, and advising on general compliance and governance issues.
In a statement, Martin Currie chief executive Willie Wyatt said: “As a business, our objective at Martin Currie is to deliver distinctive and compelling investment products to our clients around the world.
“And we aim to offer these within a robustly managed governance structure. To underline how central corporate governance is to our business, we’ve created a new board-level role and recruited a highly experienced general counsel.”