Week 11 November: People on the Move – Asset Management


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Legal & General Investment Management is building up its newly formed US-based indexing team. Chad Rakvin has been appointed as head of US index funds andShaun Murphy joins as a director in December. Both are moving from Northern Trust Global Investments.

BlueBay, the specialist fixed income and alternative investments manager, has appointed Luc Leclercq as chief operating officer. Mr Leclercq is moving from State Street.

Arti Sharma has joined as head of Northern Trust, Canada, with responsibility for all of the financial services provider’s operations in the Canadian market. Ms Sharma joins from Mercer, where she was custody practice leader.

Pictet Asset Management has appointed Roger Price-Haworth as head of institutional business development for the UK and Ireland. Mr Price-Haworth is moving from BNP Paribas Investment Partners.Anahita Firouzbakht has also moved to Pictet as consultant relations manager from Partners Group.

There are three hires for First State Investments European direct infrastructure team. Volker Häussermann joins as a director from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Infrastructure Europe. Batiste Ogier from KPMG and Mats Hope from UBS have moved to the team as senior executive and executive respectively.

Robert Vandersluis, director of global pension investments at GlaxoSmithKline, has joined the board of the London Pensions Fund Authority as a non-executive director.

Nitin Sharma has moved to OVS, a London-based event-driven hedge fund, as an analyst from Ivaldi Capital.

Axiom Alternative Investments has hired Christina Perri as the head of its new international business development department from Winton Capital Management.

David Ryland, a commercial property specialist, has moved to Paul Hastings, the law group, from SJ Berwin.

Tom Ormrod is moving to Legg Mason as business development director for F&C.

Sovereign Capital, the private equity group, has appointed Jeremy Morgan as a director. Mr Morgan joins from Barclays Ventures.

Nick Pemberton has moved from Aviva to MetLife, the insurance group, as strategic accounts manager in its employee benefits business.

Oddo Asset Mangement has recruited Carsten Nerge as Germany and Austria country head from Warburg Invest, where he was head of institutional sales.

Satis, a London-based wealth manager, has appointed David Hearne, previously an independent financial adviser, as wealth management adviser and Matthew Edwards as senior tax manager from a similar tax role at Ernst & Young.

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