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Standard Chartered’s Asean and south Asia chief executive has stepped down with immediate effect. Friends Provident International has appointed a regional sales director for Singapore, while Aviva has hired a tech industry heavy hitter for a new communications role.
After 11 months of musical chairs, things quietened down this week. A BlackRock veteran is to depart the company and possibly the industry. Lombard Odier has appointed a head of independent asset managers, while Moore Stephens has named a chief executive for Jersey.
Swiss private bank Julius Baer is reportedly hoovering up bankers from the defunct Singapore branch of BSI Bank. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has announced two more resignations, while JP Morgan Asset Management has created a chief executive and country head role in Australia.
Lombard International Assurance has bolstered its Latin America focus with the appointment of a regional head. Copia Capital Management named a series of appointments as it builds up its team, while Fortnum Financial Advisers has lured its new managing director from ANZ.
The list of jobs to be filled by president-elect Donald Trump just got longer after the SEC’s chair confirmed she will step down at the end of the Obama administration. Zurich has named the new chief executive of its UK business, with Legal & General IM making senior appointments in the US.
Zurich has made two senior appointments as group chief executive Mario Grecco continues building his team. Wren Sterling has named an ex-Aviva man as its new chief executive, while the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has announced four senior people moves.
Today's people moves column boasts an embarrassment of riches as the industry seems to be getting its house in order before the Christmas break. Former Zurich man Andy Robinson has resurfaced, while MetLife has named a chief executive in Hong Kong. Lombard Odier’s new chief operating officer has left the world of haute couture to delve into financial marketing.
Aim-listed funds boutique Liontrust has hired well-known industry figure Ian Chimes from Miton Group to grow its international distribution profile as part of a strategy to reach £10bn (€11.2bn, $12.4bn) in assets under management.
Lombard International Assurance has named a new head of distribution, while similarly named but-not-to-be-confused-with Lombard Odier Investment Managers has brought an entire investment team on board. The Investment Association is on the recruitment hunt for a new chair.
Prudential has nabbed its new chief executive of insurance from Aegon, leaving the Dutch insurer to appoint a new chief financial officer. Deutsche Bank has appointed a global head for its alternative funds business.
Dubai-based senior wealth manager Nicholas Thompson has left Finsbury Associates and joined rival firm Holborn Assets as one of its senior partners, along with five new advisers.
WHIreland hires a new wealth planner for its north of England division as KBI names a new senior VP of business development. Miton poaches British Steel’s pension fund manager while a former Punter Southall employees returns to the firm.
Schroders big-wig Robin Stoakley moves on 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.
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