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You're hired summer special: 40 key wealth and fund management signings
by James Poulter on Sep 04, 2013 at 11:52
While the UK was enjoying its best summer in six years, the wealth and fund management recruitment market was just as hot in July and August.
Aviva Investors appointed Standard Life Investments' Euan Munro as chief executive officer in one of the biggest moves of the summer. Munro (pictured), the architect of SLI's Global Absolute Return Strategies fund (Gars), was global head of multi-asset investing and fixed income.
Aviva Investors also hired Liam Spillane to join the firm's emerging market debt team as a currency expert and Abigail Herron as head of engagement for its responsible investing.
Charles Stanley has hired Garry White, the editor of the Daily Telegraph’s Questor share tips column, as head of equity content. White, who was also the paper’s commodities correspondent, will provide market commentary and analysis for both Charles Stanley and Charles Stanley Direct’s clients.
Reaping the rewards of restructuring its Birmingham office, with the branch growing its assets by 50% since the start of June, the firm added three new staff including Nigel Goodhand from RBS.
JP Morgan Asset Management
Wealth manager revealed bond fund manager John Anderson left JP Morgan Asset Management. Anderson (pictured) joined JP Morgan from Gartmore in April 2011 to run the firm's sterling corporate bond vehicle.
While Anderson was leaving the firm two former Gartmore colleagues were re-united with North Investment Partner's Nick Roberts joining Tony Lanning on the JPM Fusion fund of funds range.
The absolute return fund management team of Peter Allwright (pictured) and Stuart Frost left RWC Partners.
The pair, who were poached from Threadneedle in June 2010, departed the firm earlier this year.
Skandia has appointed Alistair Campbell as head of investment marketing. Campbell joins from Standard Life Investments where he was head of regional client marketing.
In his new role at Skandia Campbell will focus on Old Mutual Global Investors and the Skandia Select fund range.
RBC Wealth Management has expanded its London-based private client team by welcoming on board Juan Pablo Cortes.
Cortes has joined RBC as a director in its Americas arm and will work with internal teams and advisers to provide wealth management services to Latin American and Iberian high and ultra high net worths.
RBC also appointed Daniel Ellis as head of investments for the UK and added to its London-based credit team by appointing Victoria Riding and Sarah Hunter as directors.
Kleinwort Benson has a busy summer, hiring former Barclays Wealth & Investment Management head of fixed income sales trading for EMEA Fadi Zaher, to work under chief investment officer Mouhammed Choukeir.
Joakim Gasslander joined as a senior private banker as Kleinwort builds out its London wealth management team and Newton’s Gemma Woodward was appointed to the newly created role of head of charities.
Heading in the opposite direction, Kleinwort Benson Private Bank’s head of wealth structuring Jeremy Croysdill was poached by Heartwood.
Saracen Fund Managers has hired Scottish Widows Investment Partnership's David Keir as head of research.
He joins Saracen, headed by chief executive Graham Campbell, with immediate effect, working alongside the investment teams responsible for the Saracen Global & Income Growth and Growth funds.
Psigma Investment Management has made a double hire for its business development team.
Stewart Howard joins from Skandia where he was a business consultant, helping financial advisers develop their propositions in the run-up to the retail distribution review (RDR).
Meanwhile Chrissie Betts (pictured) is joining from Psigma's parent Punter Southall Group, where she focused on RDR integration and managing their marketing and communications activities.
Former Vestra Wealth Partner Mike Batchelor (pictured) joined Broadstone.
Batchelor joins the business, which rebranded from BDO Investment Management in May 2011, as private client partner with core responsibility to help formulate and grow the company's top end investor proposition.
Thesis Asset Management appointed Ian Hunter as a business development manager. Joining from Fisher Investments UK where he was private client director, Hunter is specialised in business to business sales.
Thesis also added Tom Low to its Lymington team, Low joins the firm as an investment manager and will report to Thesis' director of institutional sales Giles Marriage.
HSBC Private Bank has hired Investec Wealth & Investment’s Henry Flather to bolster its private client team.
Flather, who is joining HSBC’s offices in London as a discretionary wealth manager, was an investment manager at Investec W&I, where he worked alongside divisional director Jonathan Kay since 2012.
Bob Atkinson, a credit structuring and super-luxe investments guru at Barclays Wealth, has joined B Capital.
The boutique private bank founded by Lorne Baring (pictured) is planning a push into the credit space and has appointed Atkinson, Barclays Wealth's vice president of credit structuring, corporate jets and superyachts, to help with its drive.
Hargreave Hale hired Panmure Gordon's Jean Roche to bolster its fund management team.
In her new capacity Roche will be based in the London office of Giles Hargreave's (pictured) investment boutique, reporting to Sid Lall.
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) hired M&G Investments' product director Chris Jackson.
Jackson, who spent 10 years at M&G, joins as international product head, reporting to the firm's president and chief executive officer Hervé Guinamant.
Coutts has made a string of senior hires in the North West as it looks to boost its presence in the region. The private bank has recruited Barclays’ Mark Esner as executive director and wealth manager.
Esner, who will be responsible for developing new and existing business in the North West, started at Barclays in 2004. He opened and headed a new office for the firm in Liverpool, before leaving after a management restructure of its regional offices this June.
Investec Wealth & Investments
Investec Wealth & Investment has bolstered its Edinburgh team with a quadruple string of senior hires from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, including its office head Grant Milne.
Milne is set to join the team in September and was formerly managing director of Deutsche's Edinburgh office and a board member of the UK business. He personally managed £150 million in assets at the firm.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has hired Pioneer Investments' head of emerging market equities Sean Taylor to oversee its strategies in this area.
London-based Taylor (pictured) joins as head of emerging market equities and will be responsible for Deutsche's strategies, products and investment teams around the world. The firm currently manages around €7.5 billion in emerging market equities. Taylor reports to Randy Brown and Asoka Woehrmann, co-chief investment officers.
Jon Jonsson, who managed nearly $14 billion (£9 billion) in assets at JP Morgan, has been hired by Neuberger Berman as a senior portfolio manager for its London office.
The Citywire AA-rated manager will report to Andrew Johnson, head of investment grade fixed income, in a newly-created role that will see him help manage $58 billion assets across fixed income funds.