Week 6 October 2014: People On the Move – Asset Management

  • Charles Hopkinson-Woolley (above) is joining NewSmith, the $2.2bn UK asset manager, as head of alternatives and product from Tyrus Capital, the hedge fund. NewSmith also appointed Guy Jackson as head of compliance from Nutmeg in July and hired Max Harper as a sales manager from F&C in May.
  • Lombard Odier Investment Managers, the SFr47.8bn Swiss-based asset manager, has appointed Andrea Argenti as country head for Italy. Mr Argenti joins from BlackRock.
  • Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the oldest privately owned Luxembourg bank, has appointed Hugues Delcourt as chief executive. Mr Delcourt most recently served as chief executive of ABN Amro Private Banking for Asia and the Middle East. The outgoing chief executive, François Pauly, will become chairman of the BIL group.
  • JPMorgan Asset Management has appointed David Stubbs as global market strategist, based in London. Mr Stubbs was previously at MRB Partners, a New York-based independent research group, where he was a senior macro strategist.
  • Christopher Buck has moved to Finisterre Capital, the $2.6bn specialist emerging markets fund manager, as head of credit research from Barclays Capital. Ying Zhang also joined Finisterre in June from the chief investment officer’s office at JPMorgan.
  • Nicolas Samaran has joined Invesco PowerShares, the provider of exchange traded funds, as head of product development. Mr Samaran was previously head of investment content at Source, a rival ETF manager.
  • Benjamin Hein is joining BigSur Partners, an $800m Miami-based, multifamily wealth manager as chief operating officer. Mr Hein was previously president and chief investment officer at EFG Capital Advisors.
  • Max Nardulli has moved to Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank, as head of international sales from Cheyne Capital.
  • Kames Capital, the £51.9bn Edinburgh-based investment manager, has expanded its European sales team with the appointment of Nadia Bucci as a business development manager responsible for Spain and Portugal. Ms Bucci joins from Osmosis Investment Management.
  • Two hires for the cross-asset solutions team at Unigestion, the $16.2bn Swiss boutique. Guilhem Savry and Olivier Blin have both joined as investment managers from Lombard Odier. They will work with Jérôme Teiletche, whom Unigestion hired in June from Lombard Odier.
  • The hiring spree at Deutsche AWM continues with three ETF sales appointments. John Adu joins as head of ETP and mandates sales for the UK from Source. Jim Cao has moved from iShares as passive sales specialist for Asia, based in Hong Kong. Alfred Le Léon has also joined as a passive sales specialist for France in Paris from HSBC Global Asset Management.
  • Deutsche AWM has also hired four client advisers to support its expanding UK wealth management operations. Peter Arkell and Philippe Pollet both join from Barclays Wealth, while Lucy Shrapnell and Jason Turner move from The Termes Partnership and Kleinwort Benson Private Bank respectively.”source: ft.com

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