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by James Poulter on Feb 08, 2013 at 10:29

Kicking off the new year, several wealth and asset managers have made key hires, with Aberdeen, Quilter Cheviot and Coutts among the firms to welcome new starters on board.

Tamim Al-Kawari & Caspare Warr, Pamure Gordorn

Panmure Gordon has appointed two new directors following a raft of changes during 2012.

The firm is one of London’s oldest stockbrokers and since 2009 has been 44%-owned by Qatari investment bank QInvest.

QInvest’s chief executive Tamim Al-Kawari has been given a spot on Panmure’s board with the aim of bringing ‘extensive Middle East knowledge and investment banking experience’ to the group, said Panmure Gordon chairman Ed Warner.

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Ian Porter, Sanlam

Sanlam Private Investments has hired head of wealth management at Alexander Forbes Wealth, Ian Porter, for its planned push into the UK market.

Porter, a former Wealth Manager cover star, headed up Alexander Forbes’ wealth management proposition for the last five years where he was behind the firm’s move from a transactional model to a more investment-centric financial planning approach.Read the story in full.

Nicola Hayes, Barings

Baring Asset Management has appointed Nicola Hayes as head of client service and relationship development, based in London.

In her new role, Hayes reports to George Harvey, who is head of sales, business development and client service.

Hayes previously worked at Invesco Perpetual for 11 years, most recently as associate director, global sales and relationship management.

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Axel Lomholt, Vanguard

Vanguard Asset Management has hired Axel Lomholt to head its Europe product development management arm, helping to build out the firm’s passive product range and exchange traded fund (ETF) capital markets team.

The hire marks the second time Vanguard UK has recruited from iShares, its main ETF rival, having appointed Slawomir Rzeszotko last year to head up its capital markets activities.

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Douglas McNeill, Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley has appointed Douglas McNeill as an investment director ahead of the launch of its direct to client investment service.

McNeill will transfer to Charles Stanley Direct from Charles Stanley Securities, the company’s institutional division, where he has served as a highly rated transport analyst for the past three years.

Previous to this, McNeill held positions at ABN Amro and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

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Jamie Mornington, Barclays Private Bank

Barclays has bolstered its Liverpool office with a new private banker, bringing its team to 20.

Jamie Mornington worked as an inter-dealer broker on Icap’s commodities floor in London and is relocating to the north-west to take up the post with the Barclays in its wealth and investment management division.

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Mark Boucher, Smith & Williamson

Smith and Williamson Investment Management has hired Mark Boucher to head up the firm’s UK equities team.

Boucher, who returns to the company after leaving in 2009, will take up his position again as co-manager of the Enterprise fund alongside Rupert Fleming.

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David North, LGIM

David North, head of asset allocation and former bond fund manager at Legal and General Investment Management, is leaving the firm after 12 years.

North, who was also head of global high yield bonds and a board director, founded the High Yield and Asset Allocation funds.

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Neil Birrell, Premier

Premier has appointed former Framlington chief investment officer (CIO) Neil Birrell to manage its top performing fund following the departure of fund co-manager Raj Hallen.

Hallen left at the end of last year, while other co-manager Fred Fulcher is to concentrate on building the firm's burgeoning private client business.

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Luca Evangelisti and Harry Richards, Jupiter

Jupiter has hired Luca Evangelisti and Harry Richards to its fixed interest and multi-asset team.

The pair join as credit analysts and will report to Hilary Blandy, senior credit analyst on the team.

Evangelisti joins Jupiter from Moody’s, where he was an associate in the financial institutions group for two years.

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Oliver Hart, Coutts

Coutts Private Office has appointed Oliver Hart as a director to look after ultra high net worth clients.

In his London-based role, Hart will report to Camilla Stowell and will take on clients whose assets exceed £30 million or who have more than £10 million available to be invested.

Hart has over 13 years’ experience and joins from Lloyds Private Bank, where he spent four years as a senior private banker.

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Peter Stiles, Brown Shipley

Brown Shipley has named Peter Stiles as the head of its Manchester office following a series of promotions and hires which underscore the group’s ‘ambitious’ growth plans, the company said.

The business has also strengthened its Birmingham team with the hire of Paul Hetherington from Coutts, who joins as a private banking senior manager.

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Dimme Lucassen, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Dimme Lucassen as a fund manager within its property multi-manager team.

In his new role based in Amsterdam, he replaces Karin Koks as lead fund manager on the firm’s European fund of funds.

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David Palmer, Ashcourt Rowan

Ashcourt Rowan has appointed David Palmer as its new business director.

Palmer will serve within Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management where he will report to group chief executive officer Jonathan Polin.

Palmer will assist in the management and development of the firm’s asset management business, working closely with David Esfandi, managing director of the asset management business, and have a particular focus on driving Ashcourt's transition process to a new operating platform.

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Edward Tollemache, Lord North Street

Lord North Street has hired a Fleming Family & Partners investment manager and appointed two directors as part of its expansion its plans.

Edward Tollemache joins from Fleming Family & Partners, where he had served as private client manager since 2002. Prior to this he had a spell at Merrill Lynch.

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Graeme Hartop, Scoban

Edinburgh-based Scoban has hired Scottish Widows Bank managing director Graeme Hartop.

Hartop will serve as managing director at the UK's newest private bank, where he will be responsible for implementing founder Ray Entwistle's ambitious growth plan.

Hartop spent nine years running Scottish Widows Bank, during which he successfully navigated the bank through the financial crisis.

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Arjent has hired 15 new staff members following the departure of its management team in 2012.

The boutique has taken on seven senior staff members, including Matthew Lovell, who worked for eight years at Charles Stanley as an equity and derivative broker.

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Hugh Grieves, Miton

Miton has hired Hugh Grieves for its new US equity arm.

Grieves joins Miton from Herald Investment Management, where he managed the Herald Worldwide fund, which according to Lipper has returned 44.2% over the three years to 23 January compared to a 32% rise in the benchmark.

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Rupert Robinson, Signia

Former Schroders Private Banking boss Rupert Robinson has resurfaced at Signia Wealth.

Robinson, a former Wealth Manager cover star, has been appointed as head of wealth management at Signia where he will work closely with the boutique's founder and chief executive Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe.

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Nigel Olliff and Peter Butcher, Quilter Cheviot

Quilter Cheviot has kicked off its post-merger expansion plans with the hire of Quartet Capital Partners’ Nigel Olliff (pictured) and Peter Butcher.

Olliff and Butcher join Quilter’s London office as investment managers, working for executive director Nick Britnell’s team. Quilter managing director Stephen Vakil said the hires were part of plans to capitalise on the greater scale of the combined groups and continue growing.

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