Edinburgh-based investment boutique SVM Asset Management has appointed Jonathan Beckett and Jonathan Hewitt as non-executive directors to its main board.
Jonathan Beckett has nearly twenty years' investment industry experience as a fund selector. He previously worked at Scottish Widows and Lloyds as a fund gatekeeper, and in fund analysis and governance roles at Franklin Templeton Investments. He is also an independent member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Royal London.
Jonathan Hewitt was previously with Fidelity International as head of personal investing, and prior to that, head of UK marketing. He has extensive experience across strategy and delivery of sales and marketing and has held senior roles in a number of insurance organisations including Standard Life, Aegon and Sainsbury's. He was previouslya member of the Standard Life Investments Ethical Funds Advisory Group.
SVM's chair, Colin McLean, said:"It is a pleasure to welcome Jonathan Beckett and Jonathan Hewitt onto the SVM Board. Their sector-specific experience and knowledge will be key to our ongoing development as an active and responsible investment manager - emphasising stock picking and stewardship. We look forward to adding their wise counsel to our board."
SVM Asset Management, founded in 1990, manages assets for both retail and institutional clients and products include investment trusts, pension funds, OEICS and hedge funds.