Swiss asset manager Unigestion has appointed Miles O’Connor as the chairman of Unigestion UK.

O’Connor, who has an experience of over three decades in corporate management in Europe, will be based in London in the new role.

He previously served as head of UK institutional and head of EMEA institutional at Schroder Investment Management, held senior management roles at Barclays Global Investors, and also had a six-year spell as head of international business development at Bank of America / WorldInvest.

Unigestion group chairman Bernard Sabrier said:With our increasing presence in the UK following this year’s expansion of our London team, we see the region as one of long term growth for Unigestion.

“It’s clear from Miles’ experience that his knowledge of the UK market and personal profile within it, will support us in building new relationships with UK investors, as well as strengthening existing ones.”