Axa Life Insurance has lost its head of international brokers in Singapore, while the private banking arms of HSBC and JP Morgan have named regional heads of various European countries.
Canada’s RBC has appointed a head of wealth management for its businesses in the UK, the Channel Islands and Asia. Gemma Godfrey’s Moola has poached its chief investment officer from BlackRock, while Ascot Lloyd has created a new head of advice role.
Guernsey Finance has appointed its first Hong Kong representative, while Brooks Macdonald has poached an investment manager from HSBC GAM. The acquisition of C Hoare & Co’s wealth management division will see two high profile people step down.
Senior appointments were the name of the game this week with Sarasin & Partners appointing a head of distribution, Natixis Global Asset Management replacing its chief executive, and newly rebranded Tilney Group hiring a chief investment officer.
Emerging market debt seems to be a key theme, with both Aviva Investors and Insight Investment bolstering their existing teams, while Aetna International has named a director of new business sales.
Indosuez Wealth Management has appointed a head of markets and investment solutions for Hong Kong, while Zedra has made three senior hires. PraxisIFM has created a group finance director role following the firm’s expansion in 2016.
Old Mutual International (OMI) has promoted Ian Kloss to chief executive of Singapore, replacing Steve Hickman who has decided to pursue opportunities outside the group.
Legal & General Investment Management has created a new head of personal investing for its UK direct business, while Brewin Dolphin’s chief operating officer is to depart. The exodus continues from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Standard Life’s chief executive for UK and Europe Pensions and Savings is to retire, with Quilter Cheviot’s chief executive announcing similar plans. Audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill sadly announced on Friday that its national head of private clients has died.
Italian insurer Generali has reached an agreement with general manager and group chief financial officer, Alberto Minali, to terminate his employment contract, effective from 31 January.
BlackRock has hired former chancellor George Osborne for a part-time role. Pimco has named a head of Asia Pacific and head of US global wealth management, while Manulife Asset Management has appointed a chief executive for Thailand.
Fidelity International has named a country head of China, while Standard Chartered in Hong Kong has made a raft of senior appointments following the resignation announcement of the bank’s chief executive. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has confirmed more departures ahead of the presidential inauguration.
Insurance giant Aviva has announced a streamlining of its UK operations and is putting one person in charge of its main international businesses.
Philip Ozouf, assistant chief minister of Jersey, has stepped down following the publication of a report highlighting a catalogue of failings in how the island’s Innovation Fund awarded more than £2m ($2.5m, €2.3m) of taxpayers’ money to start-ups.
Lombard Odier Group has named two managing partners, with J O Hambro Capital Management confirming the resignation of its former group chief executive. Brewin Dolphin appoints a former Barclays Wealth banker as divisional director.
After 10 years with the business, the chief executive of Axa Global Asset Management has announced she is stepping down. James Hambro & Partners has made three senior staff members partners of the business, with Fidelity International handing five multi-asset open range funds to a new portfolio manager.
Brendan Dolan, a veteran of the Middle East and Africa life industry, is to take over the position vacated by Marcel Bradshaw as head of sales worldwide for Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth.
After Deutsche Bank’s head of anti-financial crime stepped down just six months into the job, the German bank has named his replacement. RLAM has created a global equity team by poaching three staff from Waverton IM, while J. Safra Sarasin has a new managing director for client advisory in Hong Kong.
Aegon announces the departure of its UK platform czar following its buyout of Cofunds as Alliance Trust Savings hires an ex-Prudential consultant to the newly-created role of chief operating officer. Zedra appoints a new head of its London office, while on a more tragic note Columbia Threadneedle confirms the death of global equities manager Stephen Thornber.
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