Schroders boss quits for rival Fidelity

John Ford will serve as regional MD at Fidelity.

John Ford, the top man at Schroder Investments in Hong Kong and number two in Asia ex-Japan, has resigned and taken gardening leave. When he next dons a suit, instead of returning to work at Exchange Square he will be down the walkway over Connaught Road at IFC One instead - serving as MD at rival Fidelity Investments.

He is replacing Douglas Naismith, the outgoing regional managing director at Fidelity, who moves to Surrey, England this summer to run the personal investment direct client business in the UK and Europe.

Ford has been in Hong Kong since 2003, when he arrived to take the helm at Schroders...

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