F&C bolsters private equity funds team

Richard Nairn, formerly a manager at corporate advisory business Intelli Corporate Finance, has joined F&C Asset Management’s Edinburgh-based private equity team.

F&C Asset Management has appointed Richard Nairn as associate director in its private equity funds team.
Nairn will join the Edinburgh-based private equity funds team at F&C Asset Management next week.
Nairn joins from Intelli Corporate Finance, a London and Edinburgh-based corporate advisory company with a focus on asset managers and closed-end investment funds. Nairn has been a manager at Intelli Corporate Finance since February 2001, and has worked on a number of transactions including fundraisings, capital reorganisations, hostile actions, mergers and beauty parades.
Prior to Intelli Corporate Finance, Nairn trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
UK fund manager F&C Asset Management made its strategic entry into the private equity funds of funds market by acquiring the investment unit of Edinburgh-based Martin Currie Management last June. The private equity team, headed by Hamish Mair, invests in private equity funds in the UK, continental Europe and the US.