Standard Life Investments (SLI) has expanded its fund of funds research team with the hire of Joe Wiggins as senior investment analyst.
Mr Wiggins joins SLI from Stamford Associates, where he had been an investment analyst, having previously worked at Principal Investment Management and Chelsea Financial Services.
He will work on Bambos Hambi’s MyFolio range, responsible for analysing the corporate bond, Asian equity and property sectors.
Mr Wiggins’ hire has grown SLI’s fund of funds research team to nine, following the appointment of Daniel Reynolds in December 2013 and the hire of Mark Lane from Bestinvest in January 2014.
Mr Hambi said the expansion of the research team was necessary following the 80 per cent growth in assets in the past financial year, as the range surpassed £4bn of assets in January 2014.