New directors hired
SVM brings veteran investment duo on board as NXDs
SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh investment boutique, has appointed Jonathan Beckett and Jonathan Hewitt as non-executive directors to strengthen its main board.
Mr Hewitt was previously with Fidelity International as head of personal investing, and prior to that, head of UK marketing. Jonathan has extensive experience across strategy and delivery of sales and marketing and has held senior roles in a number of insurance organisations including Standard Life, Aegon and Sainsbury’s. He was previously a member of the Standard Life Investments Ethical Funds Advisory Group.
Mr Beckett, has nearly 20 years’ investment industry experience as a fund selector and is a well-known industry campaigner on fund governance, transparency and environmental social governance issues. He previously worked at Scottish Widows and Lloyds as a fund gatekeeper, and in fund analysis and governance roles at Franklin Templeton Investments. He is also an independent member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Royal London and is is the author of the book, New Fund Order.
SVM’s chairman Colin McLean said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Jonathan Beckett and Jonathan Hewitt onto the SVM Board. Their sector-specific experience and knowledge will be key to our ongoing development as an active and responsible investment manager – emphasising stock picking and stewardship. We look forward to adding their wise counsel to our board.”