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Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management – December 2021

Editorial Staff 25 January 2022

Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management – December 2021

A round-up of moves across the wealth management industry. One of the stand-outs was the return to Credit Suisse of Francesco de Ferrari, who heads up wealth management.

Bank J Safra Sarasin hired Dr Daniel Wild as chief sustainability officer to further strengthen the sustainable investing proposition of its asset management. Wild, global head of ESG strategy at Credit Suisse, joined as a managing director. He worked in various senior roles at RobecoSAM between 2006 and 2019, including as co-chief executive of the sustainable investment firm. Wild is based in Zurich.

TIGER 21, the peer-group membership organisation for high net worth wealth creators based in the US, pushed its European presence and appointed Emily Dunbaras as managing director. She is based in London and report to TIGER 21’s chief operating officer, Greg Wells. Prior to this role, Dunbar was on the executive team at the CFA Institute. 

Dieter Enkelmann, Julius Baer’s chief financial officer for 15 years, is to step down in July. Enkelmann will employ his experience in non-executive responsibilities outside Julius Baer, it said. Evie Kostakis, the deputy CFO, who will take on the CFO role when Enkelmann departs, joined Julius Baer in 2013 as deputy head for corporate development and strategy. Between 2017 and 2019, she served as deputy head of investment management and head of alternative investments. 

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, appointed M&G’s Paul Cooper as group chief financial officer, subject to regulatory approval. Cooper, will succeed CFO Aki Hussain. Hussain will replace group chief executive Bronek Masojada who retired. 

Cooper, who has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, joined Hiscox from asset manager and life insurer M&G, where he was interim CFO. He is also the finance chief for Prudential Assurance Company.

LGT Bank Switzerland appointed Bruno Piller, an executive board member, as head private banking, and Anna de Veer, in her role as head of compliance, as chief risk officer on its executive board. Piller has been with the bank since its foundation in 2004, initially as head of the Berne/Mittelland region and since 2014 as a member of its executive board and head private banking Switzerland onshore. De Veer joined the bank in November 2019 and has been responsible for compliance since January 2020. She served in various management roles in compliance and risk at a major Swiss bank for over 12 years before joining LGT.

Deutsche Bank named former Credit Suisse senior figure Inigo Martos as regional chief executive for Iberia and chief country officer for Spain, subject to regulatory approvals. Martos was also made CEO of Deutsche Bank SAE (Spain) and general manager of Deutsche Bank AG Madrid Branch. He was also appointed as head of the international private bank (IPB) in Spain. 

He took the helm because Antonio Rodriguez-Pina concentrates on his role as chairman of Deutsche Bank SAE from the start of July 2022. He put in 17 years of consecutive service as CEO Iberia, CCO Spain, general manager of Deutsche Bank AG Madrid Branch as well as CEO and chairman of Deutsche Bank SAE. With more than 25 years of wealth management experience, Martos was most recently head of Iberia for Credit Suisse’s international wealth management business. 

Oak Group, the Guernsey-based group, made several senior internal promotions. 

Catherine Pigeon, Oak’s Group chief risk and compliance officer, was appointed to join the board of directors. Nicola Gott became chief commercial officer, tasked with driving the sales and marketing strategy across the group. Gott retained her role as Oak Jersey's managing director. John Doublard was promoted to the role of chief technology officer.  

IQ-EQ made two senior additions to its Guernsey team. Julie Coutu was appointed as director, private wealth, while Henry Smith joined as director in its corporate business area. Coutu has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, spanning both the banking and fiduciary sectors. Smith has more than a decade of industry experience across the legal and fiduciary sectors. 

Fairway Group, the Jersey-based trust, funds and pension services provider, appointed Dominic Coyne as director. Coyne reports to Alistair Rothwell, group director.

Withers, the international law firm, promoted four of its lawyers to become partners. The new partners are:

-- Andrew Gay, based in Boston, who advises on venture capital transactions, representing both venture capital funds and emerging companies; 
-- Roberto Bonomi, based in Milan, who advises on tax and trust matters, and has extensive knowledge of Italy's 'non-dom' tax system; 
-- Amy Hespenheide, based in San Francisco, who advises clients on estate planning, trust and probate matters, as well as philanthropic giving; and 
-- Sara-Jane Knock, based in the British Virgin Islands, who advises on commercial litigation, fraud and asset tracing and insolvency cases, all with cross-border elements.

Apex Group appointed Lucia Perchard as head of family office market. She reports to Matt Claxton, global head of corporate solutions. The role is newly created, and based in Jersey. She joined from IQ-EQ.

Schroders Personal Wealth appointed Mark Shay to lead its brand and marketing activities across Yorkshire and the north east region of the UK. Shay, who previously led business development across northern England for Barclays Wealth, has more than 25 years of private wealth experience.

The group also hired personal wealth advisors Benjamin Beck, Sophie Haslehurst and Katie Nutting to join its Oxford operations. Beck is founder of the Financial Adviser Mentorship Group and a panel member of the Personal Finance Society’s Power Initiative, while Nutting and Haslehurst are chartered financial planners. 

Quilter took on former Schroders Personal Wealth’s Marcus Brookes as chief investment officer of Quilter Investors, the multi-asset investment business of the firm. Brookes, who was also CIO at Schroders, succeeds Bambos Hambi who retired at the end of 2021.

Allfunds, the business-to-business wealthtech and funds distribution business, appointed Ignacio Izquierdo Saugar as regional manager for Iberia and Latin America. Reporting to Gianluca Renzini, chief commercial officer, he manages the relationship with Allfunds’ institutional clients across Iberia and Latin America. 

Francesco De Ferrari came back to Credit Suisse as chief executive of its wealth management arm, having previously been at Australia-based AMP from 2018 to June 2021. At AMP De Ferrari was chief executive. Before this, he worked for Credit Suisse from 2002 to 2018, where he had a number of senior roles including head of private banking for Asia-Pacific and CEO of Southeast Asia and frontier markets.

Between 2008 and 2011, he was CEO for private banking in Italy at the firm, having previously been business chief operating officer for private banking, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining Credit Suisse, he worked at companies such as Nestlé and McKinsey in different roles.

De Ferrari reports to group CEO Thomas Gottstein. De Ferrari was also appointed as ad interim CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Christian Meissner, CEO of the investment bank division, was appointed as CEO of the Americas region. 

Helman Sitohang and André Helfenstein were appointed as CEOs of the Asia-Pacific and Switzerland regions, respectively. Mark Hannam was named as head of internal audit. 

The bank also unveiled a new board of directors model to improve governance of subsidiary boards.

Philipp Wehle, who had served as CEO of international wealth management since 2019, was appointed as chief financial officer of wealth management and head client segment management global wealth, working with De Ferrari.

Lydie Hudson, CEO for sustainability, research and investment solutions stepped down from the executive board, leaving the bank after a transition period. She had worked at the bank for 14 years.

Credit Suisse also named Mark Hannam as head of internal audit. He reports to Richard Meddings, chair of the audit committee. He joined from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as a partner for the past two decades. Most recently, Hannam oversaw audit quality across a number of PwC firms within its international network.

Specialist regulatory business, Baker Regulatory Services, appointed Sharon Sargeant as a compliance consultant, who brought more than four decades’ experience to the role. Before this role, Sargeant worked at HSBC, starting from 1980 until earlier last year. 

Weatherbys, the UK private bank, named former Close Brothers director, Shirley Coe, as senior private banker – a new role for bank – after returning from a stint in Singapore where she worked for the Global CIO Office. Prior to moving to Asia in 2019, Coe served as a director at Close Brothers Asset Management and Coutts, both in the UK and Singapore, in addition to senior client management roles at South African-based BoE Private Bank.

Tilney Smith & Williamson appointed Neil Williams as head of business development director for its host authorised corporate director and fund administration business. Williams moved from FNZ’s transfer agency business where he was a director. Before that, he was head of relationship management at Capita Financial Managers. Williams also spent 23 years with Baring Asset Management working for its financial services group division, International Fund Managers UK.

Rathbone Unit Trust Management appointed Tom Carroll as chief investment officer, subject to regulatory approval. He is based in the London office and reports to Mike Webb, RUTM chief executive. 

The former chief executive of Sandaire, James Fleming, was named advisory board vice chairman of VAR Capital. Sandaire, the multi-family office, was bought by UK-listed Schroders last year. Fleming was head of international private banking at Coutts and managing director at SG Hambros, as well as vice chairman of Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank.

UK private and commercial bank Arbuthnot Latham appointed two wealth managers to join its office in Manchester. Lydia Brook, who joined from LGT Vestra following a stint at Barclays, moved from the firm’s London office to be the first locally-based investment manager. Rachel Wyatt joined as a wealth planner, bringing 10 years' experience in that capacity to the role.

Raymond James appointed Edward Hagger as an investment manager at Raymond James, CityPoint – its business in the UK. He was reunited with former colleagues at the branch, including Harry Burnham, Jonathan Mack, Luke Brampton and James Brooks, all of whom he previously worked with at Brewin Dolphin and JM Finn.

Standard Chartered appointed Ali Allawala as head of Islamic banking (Saadiq) for the United Arab Emirates. Alliwala is based in Dubai for the newly-created role which the bank said reflects the growing importance of the UAE market for Standard Chartered.

Venture capital investor newcomer Two Magnolias appointed Peter Mather as chair of its advisory board. Following a 40-year career at BP, he stepped down last year as head of country, UK, and regional president for Europe. His tenure included the bid to transform BP into an "integrated" energy company based on renewable energy, and low carbon infrastructure and IP.

BlueBay Asset Management, RBC Global Asset Management’s specialist fixed income manager, appointed two new hires for its special situations capabilities. The hires were James Rous, as an institutional portfolio manager, and Giovanni Galvani, as an analyst. Based in London, both report to Adam Phillips, who joined the firm in October last year as head of developed markets within its global leveraged finance team. 

Muzinich & Co, the New York-based investment firm, named former AXA figure Andrew Douglas as head of institutional sales, UK and Ireland. He previously worked at AXA Investment Management where he was a director in its institutional business. 

The Financial Conduct Authority named Stephen Braviner-Roman as general counsel and as a member of its executive committee after an open competition. Megan Butler will step down as executive director of transformation in the spring of 2022.

Natixis Investment Managers appointed Emily Askham as chief marketing officer its the international business. Askham, who works with Natixis IM’s distribution teams and affiliate managers to create marketing strategies which engage with existing and new clients, reports to Joseph Pinto, head of distribution for Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Askham.

UBS Asset Management named Lucy Thomas as head of sustainable investing, reporting to Barry Gill, head of investments for UBS AM. Thomas, who is based in Zurich, has 20 years’ experience in the industry and joined from TCorp, the financial markets partner of the New South Wales government in Australia, where she was head of investment stewardship. 

Barclays Private Bank hired Juan Vilarrasa as head of private bank coverage in Spain. In this new role, Vilarrasa brings a range of advisory and discretionary products and services to family offices and ultra-high net worth clients. Reporting to Pat McCormack, private banking head for Barclays Europe, he co-located with the Barclays corporate and investment bank teams in existing Barclays offices in Madrid.

Under the leadership of Gérald Mathieu, head of private banking for Europe and Middle East, Vilarrasa connects clients in the country with the bank’s European private bankers and product specialists. For the past five years Vilarrasa set up a technology platform and wellness app, raising finance from investors including UHNW individuals, Spanish banks and public sector sources. 

Rothschild & Co named Milan-based Paola Volponi as its head of wealth management in Italy, working alongside Andrea Battilani, the CEO. Volponi, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, recently graduated from the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, the France-based business school. Between 2011 and 2020 she worked for UBS Wealth Management in various capacities as a managing director, segment head for global financial intermediaries and, prior to that, head of ultra-high net worth business in Italy.

Janus Henderson Investors made six hires in its environmental, social and governance investment team. Five of the six joining Janus Henderson are London based:. Dan Raghoonundon joined as ESG research lead; Charles Devereux was made ESG research analyst; Olivia Jones became junior ESG research analyst; Jesse Verheijen joined as ESG data analyst; and Bhaskar Sastry joined as ESG content manager. Blake Bennett joined in a new governance and stewardship role based in the US in Denver.

Pictet Asset Management appointed former Hong Kong senior central bank figure Martin Matsui as a non-executive director. Matsui, who has worked in financial services for 40 years, spent the last 20 years working at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. 

Tenet Group, the UK financial advisor support network, named Julie Woolmer as compliance operations director. Woolmer joined from Quilter Financial Planning, where she had been head of supervision and oversight since 2018. 

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management in the UK and Crown Dependencies named Jeremy Hippolite as head of professional services – sales, a new role for the firm. Hippolite is responsible for the growth of professional services distribution for Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK. 

UBS appointed Sarah Youngwood as a new chief financial officer. Formerly at JP Morgan, she was due to take over in May after the existing CFO Kirt Gardner steps down, as annouced. Prior to this, Youngwood had been chief financial officer of JP Morgan’s consumer and community banking line of business since 2016. 

Farrer & Co appointed Edward Floyd to join its family team and as a partner. He joined from Penningtons Manches Cooper, where he was a partner in their London office.

LGT Capital Partners appointed Wael El Burji as managing director and senior executive officer to head and expand its presence in the Middle East. Prior to his appointment, he worked at Amundi Asset Management as director overseeing the relationship with a range of institutional investors and leading the third-party distribution business in the Middle East.


United Overseas Bank has appointed Khoo Lin Wein as managing director and regional market head for Southeast Asia under its private banking arm. Khoo, who reports to Chew Mun Yew, UOB’s private wealth head, is responsible for “expanding the bank’s HNW client base across Southeast Asia and developing progressive products and services to meet their needs,” the Singapore-based bank said. Khoo did not directly replace anyone in this role.

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of US-based State Street, named Dr Xinting Jia as ESG investment strategist for Asia-Pacific. The role is a new one at the firm. Dr Jia reports globally to Karen Wong, global head of ESG and sustainable investing, and regionally to Michele Barlow, head of strategy and research for Asia-Pacific. She is based in Melbourne. Prior to this, Dr Jia worked at CareSuper, an industry superannuation fund in Australia, where she was an ESG specialist.

LaSalle Investment Management named Simon Howard and Michael Stratton as co-heads of its Australian operations. Both report to Keith Fujii, head of Asia-Pacific, based in Tokyo.

PGIM Investments, part of US-listed Prudential Financial, made a number of senior hires in Asia.

Sashi Nambiar joined as managing director, head of Southeast Asia, a newly-created role in which he leads the firm’s sales and distribution efforts in key markets in the ASEAN region. Nambiar is based in Singapore and reports to Jessica Jones, PGIM Investments’ head of Asia. Nambiar was previously with Wellington Management, where he was MD, global wealth. 

PGIM Investments also hired Wincy Mak as head of marketing Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, to provide further support for business growth and brand presence in the region. Mak, who reports to Debra Probst, head of international client marketing, joined from abrdn (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments) where she was head of marketing for Hong Kong and China.

Fidelity International appointed Emmanuelle Pecenicic as head of digital propositions and partnerships, Asia. In this newly-created role, Pecenicic is responsible for leading Fidelity’s digitally-led strategy in the region. Pecenicic was previously at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she recently led the firm’s global digital strategy.

VP Bank appointed Chris Chee as its chief risk officer, Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Chee is responsible for all risk management strategies and operations, and supervises the bank's legal and compliance functions in Asia. He reports regionally to Pamela Hsu Phua, VP chief executive Asia, and functionally to Patrick Bont, VP’s group chief risk officer. Most recently he was chief legal, compliance and risk officer at BIL Wealth Management where he was responsible for the firm’s implementation and execution of the legal and compliance framework.

iCapital Network, the fintech platform for alternative assets, appointed Masato Degawa as its senior advisor for the Japanese market. Degawa is based in Tokyo. Degawa has more than 30 years of experience and has held several leadership positions with global asset management firms, including president and representative director of BlackRock Japan. 

Cambridge Associates brought back Audrey The-Dumas as managing director in its Singapore office. The-Dumas is responsible for building, implementing, and managing custom private investment (private equity and venture capital) portfolios for institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals in Asia. A former CA team member, The-Dumas brings nearly 20 years of investment industry experience. Previously, she worked at Schroders and HarbourVest Partners, before returning to Cambridge Associates.

Expatriate Law appointed Alexander Knight of London Chambers, 36 Family, to its Singapore team.  Knight advises expatriates based in Singapore on the family laws of England and Wales, and conducts their divorce and other family law matters through the English courts.

Eastspring Investments named Stuart Wilson as head of sustainability. Wilson, who is based in Singapore, reports to Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive, Eastspring Investments Group.

Julius Baer promoted Jeffrey Tan as head of fund specialists for Hong Kong. Previously, Tan was a member of the Swiss bank’s fund specialists team in the Asian jurisdiction. Based in Hong Kong, Tan is responsible for funds advisory for clients in Greater China, covering traditional and alternative investments. Prior to joining Bank Julius Baer in 2018, Tan was a funds specialist at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management for three years.

Credit Suisse said named Toshihiro Yamamura as head of its Japanese private banking business, having held that role on an interim basis since February 2021. Yamamura is based in Tokyo and has been with Credit Suisse for 11 years. Hiroyuki Naito, meanwhile, took on the role of team leader, moving on from his post as an expert relationship manager cluster head. He has been with Credit Suisse for five years. Naito spent 18 years working with ultra-high net worth clients, according to an internal memo seen by this news service.

RBC Wealth Management named two senior leaders in Asia as well as a number of other joiners in the region. Ignatius (Iggy) KK Chong, previously head of private banking for Greater China, was appointed head of enterprise private clients for Asia. This is a newly-created role.

Nick Chan joined RBC Wealth Management as head of private banking, North Asia, to lead the bank’s regional business and strategy in the region. He spent more than 20 years in wealth management across Asia and was most recently deputy CEO and head of family office Asia-Pacific at London-based StormHarbour Securities. Prior to this, he worked at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Hong Kong and Singapore for 14 years.

Credit Suisse appointed Bikram Sen as a managing director and team leader for its non-resident Indian market, based in Singapore. With 20 years’ experience under his belt in the sector, he joined from Bank of Singapore where he had worked for eight years. Most recently, he was team head with its global South Asia and Middle East business. Sen was also responsible for driving the firm’s NRI business in Indonesia and developing Sri Lanka as a market.

EFG Bank Hong Kong appointed Jessica Ng as the new head of private banking for Hong Kong. She succeeded Richard Straus, who decided to retire at the end of March. Ng eports to Kees Stoute, chief executive and business head for Hong Kong, EFG Bank Hong Kong Branch. Prior to this, Ng worked at bank of East Asia, where she spent 20 years in various senior positions and had served as head of private banking since 2017. 

Investment firm KKR named Mukul Chawla as partner and head of growth equity in Asia-Pacific. In the newly-created role, Chawla leads KKR’s regional investment strategy into emerging, high-growth companies in sectors such as technology, healthcare, fintech, consumer, and other growth categories. Chawla is based in Asia but will also spend time in the firm’s global offices, including Menlo Park in California. 

Capital Group, overseeing more than $2.6 trillion, named Lisa Leong as managing director for institutional business for Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Leong reports to Jeik Sohn, head of client group, Singapore and Southeast Asia. Leong has more than 14 years of industry experience, most recently as head of institutional business, Southeast Asia, for Franklin Templeton. 

Deutsche Bank added new hires to its wealth management team in India. Among the new hires, Rajasekar Ayyalu joined as a director in Chennai where he is responsible for expanding and deepening the group’s presence in that jurisdiction. He was formerly at Julius Baer where he was executive director (investments), prior to which he worked at Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Scotland. In addition to Ayyalu, four vice-presidents – Jai Bhatia, Sanyam Sharma, Anjali Vashisth and Manish Lalwani – joined the Delhi and Mumbai offices as relationship managers.

Hong Kong-listed Value Partners named James Ong as managing director, head of Southeast Asia and chief executive officer of Singapore. Based in Singapore, Ong has more than 25 years’ leadership and sales management experience at large financial institutions. Ong reports to Value Partners’ president June Wong.

Janus Henderson, the Australia/US-listed group, appointed Andrew Hendry as head of distribution in Asia – excluding Japan. Hendry reports to Suzanne Cain, global head of distribution, and is based in Singapore. With 23 years’ experience in the sector under his belt, Hendry moved from abrdn (previously Aberdeen Standard Investments), where he was most recently the head of distribution – Asia-Pacific. Previously he worked at Westoun Advisors, M&G Investments and started his career at Capital Group.

North America

Wilmington Trust appointed Brad Christof as a senior wealth advisor serving the Western Pennsylvania region, working from its Pittsburgh office. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Christof was a senior wealth manager/fiduciary specialist at BNY Mellon where he served as a trusted advisor to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.

Wilmington Trust  expanded its New York City and Tri-State team, hiring senior wealth investment advisor Brian Barry and wealth advisor Katie O'Boyle. Both are based in the New York City office.

Barry has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was a director and portfolio manager at ARS Investment Partners in New York. Previously, he held several investment positions at Bank of America, including as a portfolio manager at US Trust Private Wealth Management; investment specialist in the bank's investment products and consulting services group, and analyst in the investment banking division. O'Boyle has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, she served as senior vice president at North Coast Asset Management in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she created needs-based financial strategies and conducted ongoing in-depth portfolio reviews for high net worth individuals.

Withers, the international law firm, promoted four of its lawyers to become partners: 
-- Andrew Gay, based in Boston, who advises on venture capital transactions, representing both venture capital funds and emerging companies; 
-- Amy Hespenheide, based in San Francisco, who advises clients on estate planning, trust and probate matters, as well as philanthropic giving; 
-- Sara-Jane Knock, based in the British Virgin Islands, who advises on commercial litigation, fraud and asset tracing and insolvency cases, all with cross-border elements; and 
-- Roberto Bonomi, based in Milan, who advises on tax and trust matters, and has extensive knowledge of Italy's 'non-dom' tax system.

BMO Family Office, the ultra-high net worth division of BMO Wealth Management, hired Ken Millman and Yale Kofman as directors of investment advisory services.  
Millman has more than 25 years of experience in financial services. He specializes in portfolio strategy, asset allocation, multi-generational wealth transfer, and portfolio design. Before joining BMO Family Office, Millman served as senior director of wealth management at BNY Mellon.   

Kofman has almost 30 years of experience in asset allocation, alternatives, ESG investing, client relationship management, and C-suite strategy. Before joining BMO, Kofman was a managing director in senior client-facing roles at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

A former NFL and collegiate All-American athlete. Billy McMullen, was appointed as a director and private wealth advisor at Verdence Capital Advisors, the wealth advisory firm and multi-family office. McMullen spent the past decade working with and for student and professional athletes. McMullen works with the Verdence/PRO leadership team, including Verdence chief executive Leo Kelly, partner Rich Rosa and director Noel LaMontagne, himself a former NCAA and NFL player.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management named David Heck as senior client strategist. Heck is based in Philadelphia and reports to Scott Lillis, regional president, Mid-Atlantic. Heck previously worked at WHYY, Philadelphia’s local, member-supported NPR and PBS station, where he served as the director of philanthropy. 

Argent Financial Group promoted Jill Knight Nalty to New Orleans market president of its flagship subsidiary, Argent Trust Company. Since 2019, Nalty served as business development officer at Argent. Prior to joining Argent, she had more than 13 years’ experience of banking experience in New Orleans with Hibernia National Bank and First Commerce Corporation. 

Carillon Tower Advisers, the asset management house, promoted Joy Facos to head of sustainable investing and corporate responsibility. Facos first joined Carillon in August 2020 as head of responsible investing after a decade of experience advising asset managers on how to incorporate ESG considerations into their investment processes. 

Pritzker Private Capital, which focuses on family direct investing, promoted Chris Brannan to the post of ESG officer and Mike Manno joined as vice president. Based in Chicago, Brannan joined PPC in 2017and will continue to act as the firm’s assistant general counsel. Manno, who joined PPC in November 2021 as VP, is also based in Chicago. Prior to joining PPC, he worked as an investment professional at Flexpoint Ford in Chicago and Genstar Capital in San Francisco. 

Rothschild & Co named education figure Jennifer Moses as a member of its supervisory board. Moses succeeded Luisa Todini who resigned from the board. Moses co-founded and is chairwoman of the board of Caliber Schools, a public, non-profit charter school organization with 1,700 students in California. Previously Moses had a 20-year career in banking and later as an independent advisor for a broad range of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies across a range of sectors. She was also a managing director in M&A at Goldman Sachs, where much of her career was based in London, with time spent in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York, covering different sectors.

Raymond James welcomed a Texas-based group of advisors to its network. The advisors were Steve Jumper, William Pettit, Tim Wilson and Joseph Logsdon. They joined Raymond James Financial Services, Inc (RJFS) – the firm’s independent advisor channel. 

Raymond James welcomed financial advisor L “Travis” McIntosh to Raymond James & Associates (RJA). He is based in Sumter, South Carolina and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services. McIntosh, who heads McIntosh Wealth Management of Raymond James, previously managed more than $109 million in client assets with Truist Wealth. He started his career in 2000 as a financial advisor with A G Edwards & Sons, and joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2006, which later became Truist. Cindy McGhee, senior client service associate, who has been on McIntosh’s team since 2016, joined him in the new office.

Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Benjamin Clauss, Doug Ellison and Brad LaRue to Raymond James & Associates – the firm’s employee advisor channel. The team operates as The Clauss & Ellison Group of Raymond James. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, the group is joined by senior client relationship associates Cathy Logan and Amanda Wood.

California-based Robertson Stephens Wealth Management opened a new office in Pasadena. Karen McClintock, who joined as managing director and principal, brought more than $160 million in advisory assets. She specializes in investment management, philanthropic and wealth planning services and was joined by her colleague, Dinah Wellington.

Advisor Group, the US network of wealth management firms, recruited Wade Roberts and John Hachey, two independent financial advisors based in Georgia who between them oversee $164 million in total client assets.

International law firm Dechert unveiled 31 lawyers who have been elected as partners. The appointments involved lawyers in 11 offices in six countries, ranging from Charlotte in the US to Singapore in Asia. They covered a variety of disputes and transactional practices, including tax and financial services. 

The new partners:
Matthew J Armstrong, New York, finance and real state; 
Linda Ann Bartosch, Philadelphia, finance and real estate; 
Paul Bennett IV, Philadelphia, corporate and securities; 
Claire Bentley, London, financial services; 
Andrew H Braid, Philadelphia, employee benefits; 
Julia Chapman, Philadelphia, antitrust/competition; 
May Chiang, New York, trial, investigations and securities; 
George Davis, New York, global tax; 
Mark Dillon, Dublin, financial services; 
J Ian Downes, Philadelphia, labor; 
Cyril Fiat, Paris, financial services; 
Evan Flowers, London, trial, investigations and securities; 
Timothy Goh, Singapore, corporate and securities; 
Nitya Kumar Goyal, Philadelphia, finance and real estate; 
Elizabeth Ann Guidi, New York, global tax; 
Jacqueline Harrington, New York, product liability and mass torts; 
David A Herman, New York, financial restructuring; 
Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, New York, intellectual property; 
Carina Klaes-Staudt, Munich, corporate and securities;
Angelina X Liang, New York, corporate and securities;
Melanie MacKay, Chicago, trial, investigations and securities;
Sarah E Milam, New York, finance and real estate;
Ross L Montgomery, London, corporate and securities;
Daniel S Mozes, Philadelphia, corporate and securities;
Daniel Natoff, London, trial, investigations and securities;
Sophie Pelé, Paris, antitrust/competition; 
Benjamin Sadun, Los Angeles, product liability and mass torts;
Tyler Stevens, Charlotte, finance and real estate;
Anna Tomczyk, New York, corporate and securities;
Lindsay Trapp, New York, financial services; and 
Katherine Unger Davis, Philadelphia, product liability and mass torts.

US digital assets firm Symbridge Holdings said that Alexander Kravets had joined the company as chief executive officer. Kravets, who specializes in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and trading industries, enables the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm to trade digital assets for hedge funds, market makers, asset managers, corporations, institution and active traders, while also growing the business and ensuring profitability across the organization. He joined Symbridge from cryptocurrency exchange CEX.IO, where he was US CEO. 

Appleton Partners, the privately-owned investment house based in Boston, managing $12.5 billion, appointed Jesse Martin to a senior business development role, working with financial advisors and other intermediaries. Martin worked at Hartford Funds Distributors where he served as regional vice president, advisor consultant. 

A former Bank of America Private Bank and JP Morgan Asset Management senior figure was hired by Deutsche Bank in the US as the new head of discretionary portfolio management within its international private banking arm. Neal Elkin is based in New York. 

Zoltan Pongracz joined the Connecticut office of Procyon Partners as senior vice president and senior private wealth advisor. Pongracz previously managed client assets at Connecticut-based financial planner Barnum Financial Group.

Chatham Financial, the US-based financial risk management advisory and technology firm, named chairman Matt Henry as chief executive. He has been with the business for 17 years.

Steward Partners Global Advisory, a partnership working with Raymond James Financial Services, added new advisor partners in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maine and Virginia. Together, they oversee more than $780 million and joined in September and October. The new partner teams included O’Hare Wealth Management Affiliated with Steward Partners in Mequon, Wisconsin, Steward’s first team in the state. Formerly with Merrill Lynch, the five-person partnership comprises managing director/wealth managers John J O’Hare II, John O’Hare III, and Gerald “Jerry” Jones as well as vice president, senior wealth management associate Amanda Sachs, vice president, client administrative manager Megan Roder. The partnership has more than $420 million in assets under management.

Another new partner team was Ibrahim Wealth Advisory Group in Somerville, New Jersey, advising on client assets of more than $145 million. The firm has the father-son team of managing partner Robert F Ibrahim, and partner Christopher R Ibrahim, 

SVB Private Bank named Rohit Mehrotra as head of relationship management. As head of relationship management, Mehrotra leads a team of advisors in the US and builds client service practices. Mehrotra reports to John Longley, head of the Private Bank, Wealth, Trust and Wine group. Mehrotra brings more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, investment banking and strategic consulting. He joins SVB from JP Morgan Private Bank after 11 years in a variety of leadership positions.

Moneta, the US wealth advisory firm, named Deborah Dubin as its first-ever chief philanthropy officer. Previously, Dubin served as CEO and president of Philanthropy Missouri. 

Columbia Trust Company appointed Julio C Quinteros, Jr to join its Portland, Oregon office as a vice president and senior portfolio manager. Prior to joining Columbia Trust Company, Quinteros was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. 

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