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Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management – March 2024

Editorial Staff 3 June 2024

Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management – March 2024

The latest moves during March in wealth management centres around the world.

Europe, Middle East, UK and select international jurisdictions (Americas and Asia below this section)
Mount Street Group, a global third-party loan servicing and credit asset management firm, appointed Serenity Morley as global chief operating officer – a newly-created role. Morley has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector – the last seven of which have been at Mount Street.

Evelyn Partners appointed Sally Boyle as an independent non-executive director. She replaced Elizabeth Chambers who left the board after serving as a non-executive director since 2015. Boyle is an experienced non-executive director, who serves on the board of UK-listed construction group Galliford Try, where she chairs the remuneration committee, and the board of Cambridge University Press and Assessment. Between January 2017 and January 2023, she was also a member of the board of the Royal Air Force, where she chaired the people and diversity committee. She was made a partner of Goldman Sachs in 2010 and became the international bead of Human Capital Management until she retired in December 2021. 

Evelyn Partners appointed Mickey Armstrong as a financial planner in its Knutsford office. Armstrong came from AES International in Dubai where he worked as a chartered financial planner advising high net worth expats.

Swiss Life Asset Managers UK said its chairman and former CEO, James Thornton, stood down as of 30 April 2024 and left the firm. Thornton co-founded the business, originally Mayfair Capital Investment Management, in 2002, and oversaw its sale to Swiss Life Asset Managers in 2016. 

Utmost International, part of UK-headquartered financial services firm Utmost Group, appointed Karl More as the new CEO of its Isle of Man business, and Henry O’Sullivan as CEO of its Ireland business. The hires followed the retirement of Mike Foy, who was CEO of Utmost International Isle of Man for more than seven years. More, CEO of Utmost International Ireland, returned to the Isle of Man where he worked until 2021. O’Sullivan, who had been chief financial officer of that business since 2018, succeeded More in the Ireland role.

Ocorian, a specialist global provider of fund administration, capital markets, corporate and fiduciary services, appointed Frank Hattann as its new chief commercial officer. He is based in Dublin. The previous CCO, Tania Mohacs, moved to Bermuda to be head of Ocorian’s operations there. Hattann, who has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial leadership and management, reports directly to CEO Chantal Free. His previous role was CEO at Alpha BGS Commercial, an independent consultancy. Prior to that he was global head of sales at Intertrust where he managed the sales operations team. 

JTC Law, founded in 2020 and allied to the global service provider JTC, appointed Leanne Wallser, formerly of Walkers and Mourant, as head of investment funds and corporate. Wallser works with Jeremy Garrood, head of insolvency and dispute resolution, and David Dorgan, head of private client and international trusts – all based in Jersey – as well as Mark Groben who sits in the London office. 

The European Structured Investment Product Association (EUSIPA) re-elected chair Heike Arbter and named Georg von Wattenwyl as its new vice chair. Arbter, who is responsible for the entire retail structured products business of Raiffeisen Bank International Group, continues his involvement in the Austrian sector association. In January, Von Wattenwyl, who also presides over the Swiss sector association, became global head of structured solutions, financial institutions, at Vontobel.

REYL Intesa Sanpaolo appointed François Reyl as chairman of its strategic committee and as a member of its board of directors. Pasha Bakhtiar, a partner and executive committee member, became the new CEO of the bank and chairman of the executive committee. After a 13-year career as an M&A lawyer and investment banker, François Reyl joined the bank in 2002 as head of development and became CEO in 2008. 

Citi Private Bank named former UBS senior figure Richard Weintraub as head of the family office group for the Americas. At UBS, Weintraub was at the Swiss bank’s global family and institutional wealth team. Prior to UBS, Weintraub led new business for a cross-asset sales and trading entity at Goldman Sachs and was a founding member of the US firm’s middle-market sales and trading team, which covered institutional family offices and other clients. He is based in New York.

Amanda Ens (North America), Stefano Gilotti (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Stephan Lanz (Asia) joined the global family office team from the solutions team, reporting to the respective GFO cluster heads. They work under the leadership of Lorenzo Frontini, vice chairman of the global family office.

Liechtensteinische Landesbank – now under the brand of LLB – appointed former senior Credit Suisse figure Andreas Gerber as a new member of the group executive management and head of the retail and corporate banking division.

Gerber, who will take up the role from 1 August, succeeds Urs Müller, who is due to retire at the end of 2024 after almost 30 years with LLB, including more than 13 years as a member of the group executive media. With more than 35 years in the corporate client field, until July 2022 Gerber was head of corporate clients at Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG. Gerber holds an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Business Administration and completed the Executive Programme at the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) in Zurich and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, US.

Müller joined LLB in 1995 as a legal consultant. After holding various positions, he was appointed to the group executive management in 2011. He has headed the retail and corporate banking division since 2016, and is also chairman of the board of directors of LLB (Schweiz) AG.

Liontrust, a UK asset manager, appointed Sophie Andrews as head of UK strategic partners and consolidators. Previously, she was head of UK strategic alliances at Franklin Templeton. Andrews joined Legg Mason in 2018, prior to its acquisition by Franklin Templeton, and before that was strategic relationship manager (UK funds) at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Tital Private Wealth appointed Matt Beddall as joint chief executive officer, alongside existing CEO Mark Puleikis. Bedall is based at Titan's offices in Harrogate. The role is a newly created one. Beddall was previously divisional director and head of the Sheffield office at Investec Wealth & Investment, where he worked his way up from trainee to director over a 25-year career with the business. 

Schroders Capital, the specialist private markets division of UK-listed Schroders, appointed Ingo Heinen as global head of business development and product – a newly-formed role. Prior to this, Heinein served as the head of marketing and client relations, EMEA, at Intermediate Capital Group, a global alternative asset manager, based in London. 

Wealth management firm Saltus appointed Bronek Masojada as chairman to support its plans for growth. Masujada, whose career spans three decades, was formerly the CEO of Hiscox.

Indosuez Wealth Management, part of Crédit Agricole, opened a branch in Lisbon. It also named Nuno Vilar Gomes as chief executive for the country. Christophe Besnard was appointed deputy CEO of the branch; the firm also named Tiago Rangel de Lima as client director.

Gomes began his career at Banco Commercial Português in 1997, before joining Banco Finantia in 2000 as a private banker. In 2005, he joined Barclays Wealth as associate director and in 2007 he became vice president. He joined Credit Suisse Luxembourg in 2012 as VP of the Portuguese desk, and since 2015, has been head of wealth management Portugal at Indosuez Europe. 

Besnard joined Crédit Agricole Group in 2002 as chief financial officer of Amundi Technology (SITS), having led consulting assignments for the CNCA and Crédit Agricole Asset Management. In 2011, he took charge of the IT audit of Amundi, the European asset manager, as auditor and then project manager. Since 2016, he has been chief operating officer of the Indosuez Wealth Management Belgium branch.

De Lima began his career at Banco Santander in Portugal in 1997. At Santander, he worked in the retail banking and investment funds departments before joining private banking in November 2001. Since then, he worked as a private banker in a number of roles. He was head of private clients before joining Indosuez Wealth Management in Luxembourg as senior wealth manager and client director in November 2023.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers appointed Mona Shah as senior sustainability strategist. Shah is based in London, reporting to Michael Urban, chief sustainability strategist at holistiQ. She joined from Stonehage Fleming, where she had been head of sustainable investments since 2018.

Irwin Mitchell’s financial planning business IM Asset Management Limited appointed wealth manager Stewart Sanderson as its new CEO. Sanderson took over from Richard Pott, who retired. Prior to this role, Sanderson was a senior director and head of the UK private client proposition for Brooks Macdonald. In total, Sanderson has more than 25 years’ experience of UK wealth management at firms such as Seven Investment Management, Lloyds Private Banking and Coutts & Co. 

Kieran Follis, former head of investment management at Tees Wealth in Bishop’s Stortford, UK, teamed up with P1 Investment Services to launch boutique firm Magellan Research & Investment. With 35 years of international and domestic investment market experience behind him, Follis was a divisional director with Gerrard / Barclays Wealth and was most recently at Tees Wealth.

Progeny appointed Amanda Newell as the new head of its Belgium office. Newell has worked in the Brussels office for a decade, and as a financial advisor for five years, with clients in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Prior to joining The Fry Group, Amanda ran her own business in the interior design sector for 12 years and prior to that worked in various sales roles in the UK.

EdenTree Investment Management, a specialist in responsible and sustainable asset management, appointed Hayley Grafton as senior RI analyst to join its Responsible Investment (RI) team, reporting to Carlota Esguevillas, head of RI. Grafton previously worked at Mercer Investment Solutions as a sustainable investment specialist, liaising with portfolio management teams to deliver the firm’s sustainable investment strategy and implement its stewardship framework.

Collas Crill promoted Zachary Hoskin to partner and appointed Harry Rasmussen as counsel in its Cayman Islands insolvency and corporate disputes team. Hoskin is an offshore litigator who has been practising in the Cayman Islands for eight years. Rasmussen, who is an offshore litigator, joined Collas Crill in February. 

Roberto Hoornweg, global head of financial markets and Sunil Kaushal, regional CEO of Africa and Middle East, were appointed co-heads of corporate and investment banking (CIB) at Standard Chartered. Simon Cooper left to pursue other interests. The regional dimension was removed from the structure. As a result, in addition to co-leading CIB, Hoornweg, based in Dubai, took responsibility for Europe, Americas, Middle East and Africa markets. Sunil, based in Singapore, is responsible for ASEAN and South Asia markets.

Judy Hsu, CEO, consumer, private and business banking (CPBB), became responsible for Greater China and North Asia markets, after her move to Hong Kong from Singapore. Ben Hung, CEO of Asia, assumed the new role of president, international, at the bank.

Independent Investment Management Initiative (IIMI), a member-led industry group which represents specialist investment firms, appointed James Foster to join its board of directors. Foster, who has worked in the asset management industry for 18 years, is a partner at Latitude Investment Management, a London-based global equity and multi-asset boutique. He is also the chief operating officer at Latitude.

IQ-EQ appointed Romain Mifsud as chief commercial officer in France and Switzerland. Mifsud, who has 14 years’ experience in the private market industry, specialises in private equity, real estate, private debt and securitisation. Previously, he was head of sales and relationship managers at Société Générale Securities Services.

Iress, a financial technology firm, appointed John Parker as business development head for UK wealth management. Parker previously held similar positions at iPipeline, Aviva, and CTC. Most recently, he ran his own financial advice firm and is registered by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

London law firm Seddons welcomed Kate Ryan as a partner in the family team. Previously a partner at IBB Law for seven years, Ryan has nearly 20 years’ experience in family law.

Private bank Mirabaud added three new members to its Swiss banking entity’s board of directors: Christophe Guillemot, Natacha Polli, and Bruno Houdmont. 

Calastone, a global funds network, has appointed Nick Parsons as chief technology officer. Previously, Parsons was CEO of software company Bravura Solutions. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT and asset management industry.

Paris-based, global alternative asset management group, Tikehau Capital, appointed Margaux Buridant and Célia Hamoum as co-heads of Private Wealth Solutions (PWS), the group’s specialised entity dedicated to family offices and high net worth individuals. Buridant, based in New York, has 15 years of wealth management experience. She specialises in offering high-end private clients investment advisory services and portfolio management. Prior to joining Tikehau Capital, Buridant served at Bank of the West, BNP Paribas and, more recently, BMO in New York as a senior international wealth strategist and wealth management regional manager. 

Paris-based Hamoum started her career with Tikehau Capital in 2015. In 2021, she moved to the PWS team, where she concentrated on serving private clients and family offices in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. 

Kingswood, a UK wealth manager, appointed Vinoy Nursiah as chief financial officer and Bryan Parkinson as managing director, head of wealth planning. Nursiah was most recently CFO at CSC Global Financial Markets. Prior to that, he was director of finance at Intertrust Group and group finance director at SFM Europe. Parkinson was previously managing director of financial planning at Punter Southall Aspire. Before that, he led the financial planning business of AJ Gallagher and served in executive roles at Standard life and Barclays Wealth.

Knight Frank India appointed Harry Chaplin-Rogers as director of International Capital Markets. In this newly-created position, Chaplin-Rogers structures transactions for Indian investment managers and offshore investors in India. He is based in Mumbai. 

London-headquartered Bentley Reid appointed Paul O’Neill as chief investment officer. Based in its London HQ, he took over from Peter Clark, who was appointed chief executive officer. Previously O’Neill was head of UK asset management and research at Butterfield Private Bank in London for five years and before that he was portfolio manager of the Talisman Value Fund at Talisman Global Asset Management, and a portfolio manager at Slater Investments. Most recently O’Neill worked as a strategic change project manager for Schroders, Hermes and Fidelity, including leading the Schroders Private Wealth ESG project and launching the new Public Private Assets fund for Fidelity.

Janus Henderson appointed Patrick Sanderson as head of UK client group. Based in London, he reports to Ignacio De La Maza, head of EMEA and LatAm client group. The role is a new one for the firm. Sanderson joined from Ninety One where he was head of business development, UK, responsible for sales and client management within the institutional and wholesale teams in addition to consultant relations for the firm’s UK business.

The multi-family office Lennertz & Co appointed Neil Steinberg as chief commercial officer, focusing on the Germany, Austria and Switzerland (“DACH” market). Prior to this role, Steinberg had a 15-year stint at NetJets – the private jets business – as regional sales director for the DACH region. 

After Rob Burdett, head of Columbia Threadneedle multi-manager, decided to leave Columbia Threadneedle Investments in April, Paul Green was appointed to lead the multi-manager team which manages the Navigator and Lifestyle funds.

United Overseas Bank made two appointments to its management team: Kelvin Ng took over as head of group global markets, and replaced Leslie Foo, who retired. Adaline Zheng was appointed as the new CEO of UOB’s Hong Kong branch. Ng, who has more than two decades of markets experience, joined UOB in June 2019 as group head of trading. Ng reports to Frederick Chin, head of group wholesale banking and markets.

Zheng is responsible for overseeing UOB’s businesses and operations in Hong Kong, defining its strategic directions, driving growth and development. Zheng, who has more than two decades of experience in the banking sector, started out as a management trainee in a multinational bank in China. She joined UOB in 2018 as head of wholesale banking in UOB China and later served concurrently as its alternate CEO.

Zheng succeeded Christine Ip, who has been CEO of UOB’s Hong Kong branch since 2012. Zheng will report to Ip, who is remaining as UOB’s CEO of Greater China, a position she has held since 2016. Ip is concurrently UOB’s head of group strategic communications and brand in Singapore.

Francis Liu, who was appointed chief executive for the private clients business of Lombard Odier in Asia in July 2022, based in Singapore, left the group. Liu was also CEO for Singapore at the bank. Liu joined from UBS Wealth Management in Hong Kong, where he assumed various leadership roles within UBS’ Asia-Pacific wealth management franchise for a period of 12 years. Prior to UBS, Liu worked as a managing director at Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management covering Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he was head of the Greater China region. Vincent Magnenat oversees Lombard Odier’s private banking business in Asia in the interim.

Bank of Singapore appointed Felicia Tan as team head. Tan, based in Singapore, reports to Jeffrey Tan, market head, ASEAN. Formerly at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, Felicia Tan was also a team head, responsible for supporting clients across Southeast Asia, focusing on Singapore and Malaysia. Prior to that, she was with BNP Paribas Wealth Management and Credit Suisse Singapore in a similar capacity.

Citi appointed Lin Hai as head of Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) for China. Hai oversees all business and operations for CCB China and is responsible for driving CCB China’s operations, and financial performance, including fostering key client and regulatory relationships. Hai reports to Gunjan Kalra, head of Citi Commercial Bank for Asia North, Australia & Asia South clusters and Luke Lu, Citi country officer and head of banking for China.

The family office of Google co-founder Sergey Brin hired the former head of sustainability for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund to help find and manage green investments. Rachel Teo joined Bayshore Global Management at its Singapore office established in 2020. Teo worked for 18 years at GIC Pte until last August, when she left the Singapore fund.

Sun Life appointed Mahima Tankha Marwah as chief client experience and marketing officer, Asia. She is based in Hong Kong. Tankha Marwah has more than 20 years of experience in channel management, brand management, digital marketing, customer experience and insights in life, health, and general insurance in Asia. Prior to this new post, she served in senior insurance distribution, client experience and marketing roles at global financial services providers, FWD and Allianz.

Bank of Singapore appointed former Credit Suisse senior figure Ronnie Cheung as Greater China chief operating officer, Hong Kong branch. Based in Hong Kong, Cheung reports locally to Cindy Wong, CEO of the Bank’s Hong Kong branch, and functionally to Jacky Ang, global COO.

With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Cheung was the Hong Kong COO at Credit Suisse; before this, she was the Chinese equities COO at the Swiss bank, managing its strategy for onshore and offshore equities in mainland China. Cheung, who has served in several senior roles in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China, has also worked at other banks such as Goldman Sachs, UBS and BNP Paribas.

HSBC made two hires for its team serving ultra-high net worth clients. Kerri Lim was appointed as head of ultra-high net worth segment for Asia. Based in Singapore, Lim leads the UHNW growth strategy in Asia. She reports to Caroline Kitidis, global head UHNW segment, on a functional basis, and Lavanya Chari, global head of investments and wealth solutions, on an entity basis. Lim, who has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, previously worked at UBS. Her most recent role at UBS was head of business development, global family institutional wealth, APAC. 

Pritash Mathur was named head of family office coverage for Global India/Global South Asia (GSA), based in Singapore. He oversees UHNW growth strategy for Global India/GSA working closely with market heads in India, Asia, MENA and Europe, as well as the firm’s partners. Mathur, who reports to Lim, who has more than 20 years of experience in private banking, has had an extensive tenure at HSBC in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to HSBC, he worked at Credit Suisse in Singapore, Zurich, and India, where he established the India onshore private bank in 2008.

Indosuez Wealth Management appointed Hank Chiu as executive director and Renee Wu as senior director in its North Asia team. Chiu has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management. Early in his career, he was based in Taiwan where he specialised in the priority banking segment, focusing on building the investment portfolios of high net worth individuals. Chiu also served in senior roles at UBS Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management over the past 17 years, both in Singapore.

Wu has almost two decades of banking experience in Taiwan. Prior to joining Indosuez, Wu was senior vice president of the private banking division at Taipei Fubon Bank where she played a role in acquiring high net worth clients. Her previous responsibilities included managing teams at ANZ Bank and Citibank.

EFG Bank AG appointed Ravi Ramakrishnan as EFG Singapore Branch’s new market group head covering the Global South Asia (GSA) market. It also named Alex See as market group head, Greater China, for its Singapore franchise. Ramakrishnan and See report to Tho Gea Hong, CEO of EFG’s Singapore branch.

Ramakrishnan has nearly 30 years of experience in private banking. Previously, he served as managing director and head of GSA and MENA at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. Prior to that, he was managing director and market head of Middle East and Africa at DBS Bank. He has also held senior positions at HSBC, RBC and Clariden Leu.

See, who has 25 years of banking and wealth management experience, manages the continued development of its business activities in the region. He was previously managing director and market head of Greater China at Bank of Singapore (BOS). He also served in senior roles at ING Asia, HSBC and Citibank.

Julius Baer appointed former Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank senior figure Malcolm Tay as group head Southeast Asia – a newly-created role. Tay is based in Singapore, and reports to Yee Chin Lit, market head, Southeast Asia. With more than 30 years of wealth management experience, Taylor held positions at Credit Suisse, such as deputy market group head and market leader for Indonesia. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, most notably as group head for SEA. He was also a client relationship manager at Merrill Lynch and co-head of Indonesia’s onshore private bank at Citi Private Bank for a decade.

North America
Raymond James 
The firm brought in financial advisor Lynette Ancona to its business in Winter Park, Florida. Ancona leads Ancona Wealth Management of Raymond James and was joined by client service associate Stephanie Gisler. Ancona arrived from Charles Schwab, where she managed more than $750 million in client assets.

It also welcomed financial advisor Martin Lutschaunig to its independent advisor channel. As president of Lutschaunig Wealth Management in Yardley, Pennsylvania, Lutschaunig was joined by branch manager Patricia Niles. 

The firm’s Financial Institutions Division brought in financial advisor Joseph L Martinez to Pinnacle Asset Management – a FID-affiliated branch – located at Pinnacle Financial Partners. Martinez offers clients financial planning and wealth management services through Raymond James Financial Services. Martinez, who was joined by registered client services associate Lucy Chism, previously managed about $243 million in client assets at Wells Fargo Advisors. 

Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Steven Hocking, CFP®, Jennifer Hocking and Ryan Mueller, to its employee advisor channel. The advisors operate from Irvine, California, under the brand of THG Retirement Solutions of Raymond James. They were joined by senior client service associate Jennifer Uy and service and marketing specialist Karla Castro. They previously managed over $300 million in client assets at UBS.

Paul Shoukry, chief executive, was named president of Raymond James, taking over from Paul Reilly in 2025.

Shoukry, who is only the fourth CEO in Raymond James’ history, will retain his existing role until he takes on the CEO position. Shoukry started with Raymond James 14 years ago, working for Tom James and Paul Reilly in the “Assistant to the Chair” program. He had served as CFO since January 2020. Prior to joining Raymond James, Shoukry worked for a strategy consulting firm that served clients in the financial services industry. 

Jeff Dowdle announced that he would be retiring and stepping down as chief operating officer at the end of the fiscal year. As part of this change, Raymond James Financial private client group president Scott Curtis will become COO of Raymond James Financial, Raymond James & Associates. CEO Tash Elwyn will become president of the private client group, and global equities and investment banking president Jim Bunn will become president of the capital markets segment. 

Raymond James welcomed financial advisor Laura Blanton to its employee advisor channel in Greenville, South Carolina, led by complex manager Brian Flemmer. Blanton leads Blanton Wealth Management of Raymond James, alongside client service associate Bethany Hermelin. Starting her career in 2002, Blanton initially worked at AG Edwards, which later became Wells Fargo Advisors. She became a financial advisor with the company in 2014. 

Raymond James welcomed financial advisor James Williams to its independent advisor channel. He is a founding partner at Coastal Oak Wealth Advisors in Jacksonville, Florida. Previously, he managed over $235 million in client assets at UBS Private Wealth Management.

In another hire, Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Eric G Werner and Vincent "Randy" Whatley to its employee advisor channel in Hanover, New Hampshire, reporting to Kelly Anderson, Northeast regional director for RJA. The advisors, who previously managed approximately $350 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley, were joined by senior registered client associate Alyssa Kerins. 

The firm brought in financial advisor Andrew M Spearman to its employee advisor channel. Based in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, near Detroit, Spearman previously managed about $100 million in client assets at SageView Advisory Group. He is part of the firm’s Eastern Michigan complex.


Rockefeller Global Family Office added Pollock Salah Wealth Partners, co-located in Walnut Creek and San Francisco, California. The firm – comprising six people led by private advisors Gary Pollock, Craig Pollock, and Anis Salah – joined from JP Morgan Wealth Management. The group reports to Brian Riley, western divisional director; it also includes financial analyst Annette Smith, senior client associate Maryann Jensen, and registered client associate Ethan Huang. 

Ramapo Wealth Advisors appointed Alejandro Tirso as partner and wealth advisor. Tirso is based in the firm's Ramsey office serving clients throughout the New Jersey area. Tirso’s career started at UBS and was followed by stints at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. For the past eight years, he was a market consultant at Invesco.

Citi Private Bank named former UBS senior figure Richard Weintraub as head of the family office group for the Americas. At UBS, he was at the Swiss bank’s global family and institutional wealth team. Prior to UBS, Weintraub led new business for a cross-asset sales and trading entity at Goldman Sachs and was a founding member of the US firm’s middle-market sales and trading team, which covered institutional family offices and other clients. He is based in New York and reports to Hannes Hofmann, who heads the family offices group globally. 

Amanda Ens (North America), Stefano Gilotti (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Stephan Lanz (Asia) also joined the global family office team from the solutions team, reporting to the respective GFO cluster heads. They worked under the leadership of Lorenzo Frontini, vice chairman of the global family office.

TIFIN, an AI and innovation platform for the wealth sector, appointed Brooke Juniper as chief executive Sage, its AI-driven platform that acts as a personalized chief investment office. Before joining Sage, Juniper spent 16 years at BlackRock, where she was most recently head of digital engagement.

Baltimore-headquartered Brown Advisory appointed Eliza Erikson as a partner and head of impact investing and advice for the firm's Private Client, Endowment & Foundations business, based in Washington.

Erikson has had an investing career with 20 years’ experience across a range of asset classes and industries. Erikson was formerly the managing director and member of the investment leadership team of a large multi-generational family office where she focused on impact investing and led a team and platform operating across asset classes, strategies and portfolios. Previously, Erikson was an investment partner at Omidyar Network, the impact investing vehicle of eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar.

Fiduciary Trust International appointed Maris A Ogg and Jeffrey M Bagley as managing director and senior portfolio manager, respectively, based in its Radnor, Pennsylvania office.

Ogg has more than 35 years of experience in the wealth and investment management industry. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust International, she served as founding principal and director of Tower Bridge Advisors. Bagley, who joined frrom The Haverford Trust Company, has more than three decades of experience in the wealth and investment management industry. 

The private wealth management arm of Baird added The Palm Financial Group to its Madison West office in Wisconsin. Palm was previously with UBS and managed $680 million of assets.

Team members at Palm include Michael Palm, Matthew Palm and Nicholas Palm, who joined as financial advisors. They are supported by Kirk Hager, accredited financial analyst, client specialist Courtney Justmann and client assistant Michele Dahlk. 

Nomura put its asset and investment management capabilities in the Americas under a new brand: Nomura Capital Management. Robert Stark, former CEO of NPC, serves as chief executive of NCM overseeing the build-out of strategy and organization. He also chairs the executive committee which includes David Crall (NCRAM CEO and chief investment officer) who continues to lead NCRAM; Matthew Pallai (NPC CIO) who serves as chief investment officer of NCM; and Yuichi Nomoto (Nomura Asset Management USA (NAM USA) CEO) who continues to lead NAM USA, as it manages NAM strategies and distribution to Japan.

A group of women formed a Chicago-based RIA, Expressive Wealth. The founders are Vanessa N Martinez, Lauren Genuardi, and Darlene Duncan. Martinez is chief executive and managing partner, Genuardi is chief compliance officer and MP, and Duncan is wealth advisor and partner.

RFG Advisory, a US RIA, named Abby Salameh as chief growth officer. She has worked in building growth services for financial advisors for more than 25 years. Salameh was joined by behavioral finance trailblazer Brendan Frazier, the incoming chief behavioral officer. Kenneth J Kim, chief financial officer, also joined the team. Previously he was the head of corporate development and strategy for North America at FNZ (via the YieldX acquisition). 

Chicago-headquartered Mesirow appointed Brian D Price as as CEO of Mesirow Wealth Management. Price joined Mesirow in 2006. His roles included president and chief operating officer of investment banking and head of advisory services. Since November 2022, Price served ad interim as wealth management head.

UBS in the US moved several of its senior managers to new wealth roles, building out offerings for small business owners, and sportsmen and women, among others. Frank Minerva assumed the role of head of field sales and execution, leading a newly-established team of divisional sales managers aligned to cover UBS’s wealth management and private wealth management advisors.

Other changes:  

-- Bianca Benedetti-Fang serves as the divisional sales manager for wealth management “East”; 
-- Michelle Fenske became the DSM for wealth management “West”; and 
-- James Jack became the DSM for private wealth management “East”. 

In other moves, Brian Hess became head, content and field distribution, focused on the coordinated distribution of marketing and execution resources across national sales and the firm’s GWM-aligned product areas. 

Patrick Breen leads a newly-established team as head, business strategy and sales origination, focusing on driving change initiatives across the organization centered on sales enablement and business development, working closely with STAAT and the firm’s GWM-aligned product areas. Wale Ogunleye became head of client growth and development, sports and entertainment, with expanded client responsibilities; James Jack, adding to his DSM responsibilities, continues to serve as a senior resource supporting business owner and ESOP clients; and Carey Shuffman is strategic marketing manager, head of women’s wealth US, reporting to Alicia Curry, head of strategic marketing for GWM Americas.

Rockefeller Capital Management appointed Christopher Kirk as head of investment and client solutions. He holds the post of managing director. Most recently, at Wellington Management, Kirk served as president of both Wellington Alternative Investments and Wellington Funds US, with responsibilities for business and investment performance. He now reports to Eric Heaton, head of finance, risk management, and strategy. In addition, Kirk has reporting lines to Gregory Fleming, president and chief executive, for major strategic projects and initiatives, and Edmond Moriarty III, EVP and chief operating officer, for cross-business coordination.

Kirk also partners with Christopher Dupuy, president of the Rockefeller Global Family Office, and private advisors on developing and maintaining a preeminent investment platform and leading solutions for clients. Before joining Wellington Management in 2004, Kirk was a director in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co.

Ameriprise brought in financial advisors Jim Guthrie and Stephen Rouner, joining from Merrill Lynch with $320 million of client assets. They are based in Tacoma, Washington.

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