Week 3 March 2014: People On the Move – Asset Management

“● Tony Fenner-Leitão has resigned as chief executive of Winton Capital, the $25bn hedge fund, after deciding to relocate for family reasons to the US west coast. David Harding, Winton’s founder and executive chairman, will act as chief executive while the board considers longer-term arrangements.

● Seix Investment Advisors, part of RidgeWorth Capital Management, has hiredA dam Kneller as a managing director of institutional sales from BlackRock.

● Helene Veltman has moved to State Street Global Advisors as a senior strategist in the Emea investment solutions group from Axa Investment Managers.

● Intermediate Capital Group has hired a new alternative credit team from Credos Capital. Sridhar BearellyJesper Poulsen, and Vincent Charles-Gervais all worked together at Lehman Brothers and later at Zais group before helping to found Credos.

● Seneca Investment Managers, which is awaiting regulatory approval for its acquisition of Miton Capital Partners, has a new chairman, David Warnock. Mr Warnock, currently chairman of Troy Income & Growth Trust, co-founded Aberforth Partners before retiring after 19 years’ service in 2008.

● Royal London, the mutual life and pensions company, has appointed Tim Harris as its new finance director. Mr Harris joins from Torus, the speciality insurer where he was group chief finance officer.

● Nicola Gray has moved to Electra Partners as an investment manager from Phoenix Equity Partners.

● Waverton Investment Management has hired Andrew Vaughan-Payne as US sales director, based in London, from Lazard where he was director of US equities.

● Forum Partners, a property investment manager, has appointed Evelyne Dubé, a Canadian lawyer, as managing director for capital markets and global business development. Ms Dubé joins from Apollo, the US private equity firm.

● Two hires for Ernst & YoungPenney Frohling, a partner at Booz & Company, has been appointed to lead strategy for financial services in the UK. Hugh Harper, a partner at TowerBrook Capital, the private equity group, joins as the strategy and operations leader for financial services for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.

● Andrew Waldren has joined Ingenious Asset Management as its first chief operating officer from J Stern, a family-backed asset manager.

● Kathryn Graham is joining the Universities Superannuation Scheme as head of strategy co-ordination, a new role, after almost a decade at Hermes, most recently as head of special projects at the BT Pension Scheme.

● Alan Rubenstein, currently chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund, has been appointed to the supervisory board of Robeco Group, the Dutch asset manager.

● Paul Schulzhas moved to Bank J. Safra Sarasin as head of fund research from Notenstein Privatbank.

● SkyPath, the Mongolia-focused adviser and investment group, has appointed Cameron McRae, a former Rio Tinto executive, as executive chairman.

● The UN Environment Programme has appointed Charles Anderson as the new director to head the UNEP Finance Initiative. Mr Anderson is a former chief executive of Sovereign, New Zealand’s largest life and health insurance business.” Source: ft.com

 

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