Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research has appointed Morningstar's Diane Earnshaw as its head of client relationships.
Earnshaw has over 20 years experience, most recently working at Morningstar, where she had been since 2010, as co-head of manager selection and head of UK consultancy.
She has also previously worked for Origen Financial Services and Aon Consulting.
At Square Mile she will be responsible for building and consulting client and financial adviser relationships.
The firm, which was founded in 2014, now employs 11 investment professionals.
Richard Romer-Lee (pictured), managing director of Square Mile, said: "Diane has a rare combination of deep investment research expertise and a thorough understanding of what it is that advisers are looking for from a relationship with a business like Square Mile.
"Her leadership and experience will be instrumental in expanding our consulting client base. Moreover, it highlights our commitment to delivering ‘best in class' services to the financial adviser community."
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