Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research (Square Mile) today confirms the appointment of two analysts and the creation of a new role, Head of Research, to be filled by Victoria Hasler. Alastair Wainwright is appointed Investment Research Analyst, specialising in fixed income, while Daniel Pereira becomes Investment Research Assistant, focusing on quantitative analysis.

Fixed income specialist Victoria Hasler joined Square Mile in 2014 as Senior Investment Research Analyst from Brewin Dolphin. Earlier roles include fixed income manager at Rothschild Private Bank and fixed income analyst at Merrill Lynch. In her new role as Head of Research, Victoria will oversee and coordinate fund research across all asset classes whilst maintaining a credit market specialism.

Alastair Wainwright has worked most recently at Legal & General and prior to that at Standard & Poor's, where as Associate, Fund Research, he was sector head analysing UK and European fixed income. He was responsible for conducting research and analysis of over 100 fixed income, absolute return and passive vehicles annually, providing qualitative portfolio and performance analysis based on meetings with leading fund managers.

Daniel Pereira was previously at Morningstar OBSR where he was involved in a range of projects including the transition of client model portfolios into RDR compliant share classes.

Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile's Managing Director said, "Since opening for business in January this year, we have built a team of fund analysts that boasts both breadth and depth in expertise across asset classes. The insight this team offers forms the foundation on which our clients can make informed investment decisions. The appointment of Alastair and Daniel is a further demonstration of our commitment to building a second-to-none bank of qualitative expertise informing our fund recommendations. Victoria's new role as Head of Research reflects both her deep market knowledge and her invaluable contribution to Square Mile's research."