Standard Life Investments has announced three new appointments to its European Business team, including a new director for Germany.Dirk Tiemann has been appointed as investment director for semi-institutional (wholesale) sales in Germany and Austria. He will be based in Frankfurt. Dirk Tiemann (44), who has worked in the German and Austrian investment markets since 1994, previously ran Tinion Capital, a company which distributed selected investment funds to German institutional and wholesale clients. Before that, he was head of banks and sales director at Fidelity; and ran the European Marketing and sales team at MainFirst Bank. He joins Frank Richter (also based in Frankfurt) who was appointed in January this year as investment director for institutional sales in Germany and Austria. Standard Life Investments has been active in the German market for over ten years.Standard life Investments has also appointed two new business development managers, based at its Edinburgh HQ - Alan Simpson for Germany and the Nordics, and Abilio da Rocha for Switzerland and Southern Europe – bringing the team to a total of 13 people. Alan Simpson (32) previously worked in sales roles at Scottish Widows and Standard Life Group, and has been at Standard Life Investments for three years.Abilio da Rocha (33) was a product specialist at Union Bancaire Privée in London and Switzerland, following an internship as a portfolio manager at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch in Geneva, and speaks six languages.Standard Life Investments SICAV funds have public distribution status in 14 European countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, the UK, Switzerland and Spain), with an AUM across Europe of EUR24.3bn Euros, over 11% of the total AUM of EUR211.8bn (31 March 2013).