Peter McLoughlin is to join Rowan Dartington in the newly created role of head of equity research.
McLoughlin, who has more than 20 years' worth of experience in the field, will be based in the company's London office.
Rowan Dartington executive chair Graham Coxell (pictured) said: 'We are delighted to have Peter on board. His focus will be to bring increased rigour and discipline to our investment research process through the development of our quantitative equity research.
'Peter’s extensive experience ensures we are well placed to continue generating a consistent flow of quality investment ideas.'
McLoughlin was previously a senior European equity analyst in Santander's funds team, which he joined in 2007.
He was previously a senior equity analyst at Insight and a credit analyst at the Mitsui Trust & Banking Company.
Last year, Rowan Dartington snapped up three investment managers from around the country as part of its regional growth drive.