Linklaters US investment chief takes on global practice head role

Linklaters has appointed Scott Bowie as head of its global investment management team.

Bowie, who currently heads the magic circle firm’s New York investment management practice, will succeed Tim Shipton who had led the group since  2002 having he set it up two years previously.

Shipton will continue in his role as co-head of Linklaters’ investment managers sector.

Bowie said: “What brought me to Linklaters in 2005 was the opportunity to be part of and to develop a globally integrated investment management practice.  I look forward to working with Tim and our entire global investment management team to build on the success that Tim has helped us to achieve.”

Shipton added: “I’ve enjoyed immensely building the global practice over the last 10 years and fostering the integration of our national practices in executing fund mandates. 

“It’s been a very successful period for the group and I’ve no doubt that this success will continue under the stewardship of Scott. I’ll now devote my energies to the client side of our business for the benefit of the investment management group and the firm as a whole.”