Leeds appointment

Leeds-based Lupton Fawcett has hired a new investment manager. Philip Cramer replaces John Hanratty, who left the firm to specialise in pensions related work at Pinsent Curtis. Cramer, who was a director of financial services at Leeds chartered accountancy firm Grants, said he would be assisting partner John Eaton and undertaking hands-on portfolio management for clients. He joined Lupton Fawcett's four-strong investment team in mid-August.