Morningstar Investment Management has named Simon Ewan as managing director for operations in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In his new role, Ewan will be responsible to head operations, client management, and business development for Morningstar’s investment management and consulting operations in the UK, Europe and EMEA, including Morningstar OBSR and Morningstar Investment Consulting France.

Ewan will report directly to Daniel Needham global chief investment officer of Morningstar Investment Management.

Ewan, with over 25 years of industry experience, has joined Morningstar from MSCI in London, where he served as executive director, head of EMEAI asset owners and consultants.

Earlier to this, he served as global head of sales for Hermes Fund Managers in London and has and also held various roles at ABN AMRO, SEI, Russell, and Countrywide.

Needham said: "Simon has extensive experience in building investment research and consulting businesses. He will work closely with our leadership team to expand our unified investment management business, delivering the full breadth of our investment capabilities and investment consulting services to intermediaries, institutional investors, and group personal pension plan providers across the UK and Europe."