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Unigestion appoints Ken Harvie as Head of Consultant Relations

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Unigestion, an institutional asset manager that focuses on providing its clients with a targeted range of risk-managed investment solutions, has appointed Ken Harvie as Head of Consultant Relations within its Institutional Clients team. 

Harvie joined in December 2014 and is based in London, reporting to Tom Leavitt, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Clients. Ken will be responsible for strengthening relations across the global consultancy community. 
 
Harvie joins Unigestion from Ignis Asset Management, and brings over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry. In his role as Client and Consultant Relations Director at Ignis Harvie played a key role in establishing its institutional business and achieving significant asset growth.
 
Earlier in his career Harvie held roles with the Strathclyde Pension Fund, the UK’s largest Local Authority Pension Scheme, before moving into the private sector to work for Coats Viyella’s pension fund investment team. He later joined Aon Consulting where he headed its Defined Contribution administration business.
 
Tom Leavitt, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Clients, at Unigestion, says: “Ken is an excellent addition bringing a wealth of experience in this field. I look forward to working with him as we build on our existing consultant relationships  in the UK and develop broader relationships globally.”    
 
Harvie adds: “Unigestion is ideally positioned to provide the innovative, tailor made and differentiated solutions required by institutional investors.  This is an exciting phase in the company’s development and I am thrilled to be playing a key role in achieving its ambitious strategy.”

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