Currency asset and liability management specialist The ECU Group has made further appointments to its board.
Oliver Hemsley and Francisco Soler have been appointed as non-executive directors with immediate effect and have also become significant investors in the company.
They join alongside existing non-executive directors George Robb (chairman), Lady Rona Delves Broughton and David Robinson.
Hemsley is the founder and chief executive officer of Numis, a listed investment banking and stockbroking business based in London and New York. Hemsley will sit on ECU’s remuneration committee.
Soler will also sit on ECU’s remuneration committee. He is an active investor in a number of companies around the world and has sat on several company boards including Triton Securities, Tristel, United States Can Company and The Bank of Miami.
Antony John, ECU chief executive officer, says: “We are delighted to have such high profile and well respected international businessmen join the board of ECU as part of our major growth initiative to build a strongly capitalised and diversified business. They join at an exciting time as we plan to broaden our currency management expertise to include currency overlay as well as diversifying into global macro advisory, multi-asset and manager research services.”