Robert Guest is to join Societe Generale Asset Management's (SGAM) new UK subsidiary as its head of compliance and legal. Guest, who joins from domestic asset management firm Johnson Fry Holdings, where he has been for three years, will be responsible for setting up new funds and getting authorisation from the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation for the new office. He will deal with regulators, and establish and manage compliance systems. Guest said he was looking forward to working with leading City figures Peter Seabrook and Nicola Horlick at SGAM UK. “This is the most exciting opportunity in the financial field for ages,” he added.