Nicolaj Bagge-Hansen, known as Nick Hansen, has been named chief executive of Walker Crips Investment Management (WCIM), having been at the firm since 2007.
Walker Crips Group announced Hansen will assume the role with immediate effect (24 September) from Sean Lam, the group chief executive officer who has acted as interim CEO of WCIM since 30 January 2019.
Hansen started as head of structured products at WCIM and was appointed executive director to the board in 2010.
WCIM also announced the appointment of Chris Darbyshire as chief investment officer from Seven Investment Management, where he held the same position and was responsible for running its investment products and investment process, and was chair of the asset allocation committee.
Darbyshire, who also starts at WCIM today (24 September), has previously held senior positions at Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas.
Hansen said: "I am thrilled to be offered this role and enthused by the appointment of our new CIO. Retaining the spirit and tenacity that has given Walker Crips its 100-year history, we embrace the continued challenge of adapting to the changing landscape of our industry, whilst maintaining focus on our core propositions and good customer outcomes."
He added: "The prospects for growth are very exciting for Walker Crips and I am committed to creating new opportunities for clients and delivering value to all stakeholders."
This article was first published by Professional Adviser, a sister title to International Investment