Chimes, currently sales and marketing director at Miton, will be joining Liontrust as its newly-created head of global distribution with a start date in early 2017 when he will report into chief executive John Irons.
His previous roles include managing director and co-founder of Psigma Asset Management, managing director and head of distribution, Europe, of Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Irons said: “Ian has vast experience in, and knowledge of, distribution both in the UK and in continental Europe. Recruiting a head of global distribution of Ian’s calibre demonstrates the progress and expansion of Liontrust over the past six years.
“Liontrust’s AuM has grown from around £1bn in 2010 to £5.8bn on 4 October 2016 and Ian is a key hire in ensuring our continued growth and drive to reach £10bn in AuM over the next few years.”
Simon Hildrey will become chief marketing officer following Chimes’ recruitment.
Miton is understood to be searching for a replacement for Chimes.
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