Specialist investment management company Martin Currie has appointed Jeremy Hill to the newly created role of general counsel.
Joining on 1 November, Hill will have overall responsibility for Martin Currie’s legal, risk and compliance management and will be a member of the executive committee. He will report directly to chief executive Willie Watt.
Hill joins Martin Currie from Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the principal pension scheme provided by higher education institutions, where he was general counsel since 2009. During his tenure he led the USS’ response to issues ranging from the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive to the Bribery Act, and advising on general compliance and governance issues.
Hill also has significant experience within the finance industry, having worked for the London Stock Exchange, Mercury Asset Management and Morgan Stanley. His skillset involves investment management in the UK and internationally, fund manufacturing and distribution in many different jurisdictions and hedge funds, public and private equity and infrastructure.
Commenting on the news, Willie Watt said: “To underline how central corporate governance is to our business, we have created a new board-level role and recruited a highly experienced general counsel. Having worked for both fund managers and a large institutional investor, Jeremy brings a great breadth and depth of experience to this new role and will be a valuable addition to our team.”
Martin Currie has seven office locations globally with its head office base in Edinburgh.