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You're hired: 12 important wealth & fund signings in January

Firms wasted little time bolstering their ranks for the year ahead last month. We highlight some of the signings to capture the imagination.

Weldon & Moore quit Threadneedle for Artemis

Threadneedle US equity head Cormac Weldon (pictured) and fund manager Stephen Moore are to leave the firm for Artemis.

Read the article in full. Earlier in the month Threadneedle confirmed the appointment of US equity specailist Nadia Grant, who joins the firm from JP Morgan Asset Management.

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Henderson hires M&G manager for UK Property fund

Henderson Global Investors hired Rob MacQueen from M&G as a senior portfolio manager on the £1.3 billion Henderson UK Property fund. He will work alongside co-managers Marcus Langlands Pearse and Ainslie McLennan (pictured), assisting with both the fund’s active acquisition programme and business plans across its portfolio. Henderson's property business runs some £12.7 billion in assets.

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Charles Stanley boosts London team with quadruple hire

Charles Stanley has boosted its headcount in London with a quadruple hire that includes Adam & Company duo Peter Gossage (pictured) and Michael Gifford. Gossage and Gifford join as investment managers, alongside David Orr from Brewin Dolphin and Tom Sanderson from UBS.

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Turcan Connell bolsters ranks with triple hire

Turcan Connell Asset Management (TCAM) increased its investment team’s head count by three, as the firm’s assets passed £1 billion.

Chief investment officer and former Wealth Manager cover star Haig Bathgate (pictured) said of the hires: ‘The recent and impending recruits will enable us to continue to deliver the highly bespoke level of service our clients have come to expect.’

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Close Brothers hires PSigma multi-asset specialist

Close Brothers Asset Management hired PSigma Investment Management's Seton Craven.

Seton, who was responsible for running multi-asset portfolios for high net worth families and trusts at PSigma, joins as an investment director in Close's bespoke investment management team, headed by former Wealth Manager cover star Nancy Curtin (pictured).

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Coutts hires Credit Suisse PB intermediary head Matthew Spencer

Coutts has hired Credit Suisse Private Bank head of intermediaries Matthew Spencer. Spencer will take up the same post at Coutts where he will be responsible for all business development activity via intermediaries, including lawyers, accountants, IFAs, consulting firms and mortgage brokers.

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L&G hires BNP Paribas' multi-asset research head

Legal & General Investment Management hired BNP Paribas' multi-asset research head in a double hire swoop on the firm.

Willem Klijnstra and Chris Jeffery will work on tactical asset allocation research and strategy when they join the firm in March.

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Duffield reunited with former New Star chief Skinner in retail push

John Duffield's Brompton Asset Management hired former colleague Mark Skinner 'to help develop Brompton’s business' in an adviser role.

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Woodford picks off more Invesco alumni for new venture

Neil Woodford’s new venture for Oakley Capital announced the hire of Colonial First State’s head of institutional business Neil Hamilton to work in its retail distribution division.

Hamilton will work alongside Craig Newman, formerly head of sales at Invesco Perpetual and head of retail asset management at Oakley. Before joining First State, Hamilton spent nine years as Invesco Perpetual’s head of global equity products.

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Deutsche Asset & Wealth poaches HSBC macro boss Poole

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has hired HSBC Global Asset Management's global head of macro and investment strategy as its new research boss.

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Ex-Sanlam CEO joins Brown Shipley in board shake-up

Brown Shipley has appointed former Sanlam CEO Hugh Titcomb as head of private banking amid a board shake-up.

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Ex-Threadneedle chief Simon Davies named Square Mile chairman

Square Mile Investment Research hired former Threadneedle chief executive Simon Davies as a founding investor and chairman.

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