Northern Trust, the US financial services group, has hired three vice-presidents in newly created roles to expand its asset servicing sales team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Ben Williams-Thomas will work on custody sales to European pension funds. He joins from JP Morgan Investor Services where he was a vice-president of sales and marketing for e-Business Solutions from 2001.
Marc Russell-Jones will be responsible for sales to investment managers, focusing on alternative asset administration business development. He moves from Bank of New York where he had worked since May 2002, most recently as head of exchange-traded funds.
Michael Slater will look after custody and asset administration sales to the Middle Eastern and North African markets. He joins Northern Trust from HSBC Institutional Fund Services where he was a sales and relationship manger for the Middle East and North Africa from 2003.
All three will be based in London and report to Anne-Lise Winge, the head of Europe, Middle East and Africa sales in Northern Trust's corporate and institutional services group.
Last week Northern Trust Global Advisors named Andrew Smith as chief investment officer, replacing Margaret Towle who left in March.