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Schroders big-wig Robin Stoakley resigns from his role as the asset manager’s head of UK intermediary business as HSBC Private Bank hires a new head for its APAC division. Rowan Dartington poaches former Brewin Dolphin sales guru as platform giant Hargreaves Lansdown appoints a new tech head.
Brooks Macdonald’s co-founder is to step down as chief executive after 25 years, with his replacement coming from HSBC. Principal Global Investors has named a new head of funds distribution for Asia, while Vanguard has also shuffled its Asian operations, with a focus on China.
Lombard Odier Private Bank has added six to its roster as the company builds its UK presence. Manulife has announced a promotion in its individual financial products division in Hong Kong, while Legg Mason Global Asset Management has named a business development director.
Standard Life Investments (SLI), the Edinburgh-based asset manager, has announced a new real estate team in Singapore.
British Virgin Islands (BVI) Finance poaches Jersey Finance’s former business development director as Mercer Jelf announces a new regional leader. NN Investment Partners makes a new appointment to push its alternative platform while discretionary fund manager Creechurch Capital hires an analyst to its investment team.
SLI has hired a new emerging market portfolio manager as UK government hires former Aviva UK chief executive as its older workers tsar. Sun Life in Hong Kong appoints new head for its high net-worth clients (HNW) division as specialist investment house Edge recruits two new industry heavyweights.
Old Mutual poaches ex-head of Aviva Life UK as its new customer champion czar, while Investec W&I promotes long-running executive for charities Louise Hall. Axa IM announces a casualty of its plan to merge its alternative solutions and structured finance teams as Neptune unveils a whole raft of changes to its US team.
Provisca, the international distribution business launched in August, has named Richard Williams as its first regional director with a brief to spearhead business relationships in the retail and wholesale Middle East market sectors.
Mark Newsam, head of internationals at HSBC Global Asset Management, reveals the best international financial centre in the world according to the global bank’s latest worldwide survey.
Sweeping changes at FPI’s Asia operations sees the departure of long-standing Singapore sales director Toby Simpson, and interim appointments put in place after Hong Kong regional head Charles Barrows takes on a role to build Aviva’s Indonesia life business.
Adam Rix, director - third party distribution for the Middle East at European asset management giant Amundi, is to leave the company.
Old Mutual appoints a chairman to its board while Manulife makes a hire to its newly-created position of chief executive for client services for EMEA. HSBC has announced a raft of hires in Geneva, Zurich and Dubai while asset manager Veritas poaches its new head from UBS.
John Westwood, managing director and founder of European IFA firm The Blacktower Group, has taken over as chairman at the Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers (Feifa).
L&G has appointed ex-chief executive of Scottish Widows to its board of directors, while MUFG names its new business development director for EMEA. SuMi Trust has hired Yukihiro Murota as the head of its international unit as SYZ Asset Management finds a new head of sales for Italy.
Prudential’s tax industry stalwart Gerry Brown has announced he will retire at the end of the month following a 40-year career in offshore financial services.
Zurich has named the chief executive of its newly amalgamated division and announced a senior departure. HSBC Private Bank’s US investment services and products solutions business has a new head, while Pimco has appointed a head of Hong Kong retail and a head of China.
Axa Asia has named a chief executive of Life & Savings and Distribution, while Legal & General have added to its investment and pension risk transfer businesses with two appointments. Aegon Asset Management has bolstered its American real estate advice business with three people moves.
Harvest Global Investments (HGI), part of Chinese giant Harvest Fund Management, plans to expand its operations in Europe and worldwide through the appointment Ashley Dale as its chief business development officer and chief marketing officer.
Orbis Access hires Old Mutual International’s Marcel Bradshaw to head up its UK retail division, while the Ascentric platform appoints Simon Gully to a newly appointed role. LGIM lures its new head of head of DC solutions from JPM Asset Management, while ex-Baring chief investment officer Ken Lambden is hired as part of a senior management shake-up.
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