Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has appointed Simon Thompson as chief operating officer.
Thompson will report to Mark Zinkula, chief executive officer.
Thompson joined LGIM in 2011 as head of product strategy and development. Prior to this he was a partner and the chief operating officer of Millgate Capital. He began his investment career trading derivatives at Nomura International in 1991.
LGIM has also appointed Andrew Hitchings as head of large UK clients. He will report to Hugh Cutler, head of Europe and Middle East.
Hitchings joins LGIM from State Street Global Advisors and has a wealth of experience, having worked in the industry since 1985. He has fund management, relationship management and leadership experience gained through a number of roles.