Seven big hitters join £8.5 trillion Investment Assoc.

Keith Skeoch

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) said it appointed seven new directors to its board, “deepening the breadth of participation across the sector and maintaining a diverse cross section of appointees.”

Joining the board are J O Hambro Capital Management CEO Alexandra Altinger, Fiera Capital regional managing partner Catherine O’Reilly, Independent Franchise Partners managing partner Hassan Elmasry, BlackRock’s head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Stephen Cohen, Vanguard Europe MD Sean Hagerty, Schroders CEO Peter Harrison and Hargreaves Lansdown CEO Chris Hill.

“The appointees join the board from a range of firms including some of the largest asset managers in the country, and more boutique firms ensuring the board continues to be representative of the whole investment management sector,” said the IA.

The IA represents the UK’s investment management industry and its member firms manage over £8.5 trillion of assets.

Investment Association board chair Keith Skeoch said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Alexandra, Catherine, Hassan, Stephen, Sean, Peter and Chris to the IA’s Board.

“Their expertise and insight will enable the IA to remain an authoritative voice for the investment management industry.

“We also owe a great deal to the directors whose terms of office have come to an end today – they have helped to steer the industry during a very tumultuous period.”