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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – abrdn, Raymond James

Editorial Staff 16 February 2022

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – abrdn, Raymond James

The latest moves and appointments in UK wealth management, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and select international locations.

abrdn, the firm formerly known as Aberdeen Standard Investments, has made two senior hires for its core infrastructure business.

Will Cunneen joined in December as an investment director based in London, where his focus is on sourcing, execution, due diligence and monitoring of investment opportunities and asset management portfolio investments. Prior to joining abrdn, Cunneen worked for Macquarie Group in the UK and Australia, most recently as a senior vice president in the Infrastructure M&A advisory team in the UK. Before that, he worked for PwC in Australia. 

Priya Nair joined in January as business development and strategy director based in London, where her primary task is leading business development, investor relations and strategy across the core infrastructure business. Previously, she worked at a senior level at Deutsche Bank, Citi and most recently Royal Bank of Canada. Nair brings over 25 years’ experience advising clients on private markets with a specialised focus on Infrastructure transactions. She also sits on a number of boards. 

Raymond James
Raymond James has appointed Benjamin Smith as a new chartered financial planner in the Exeter branch. He will be reuniting with branch principal Martin Glover, who mentored him in the early stages of his finance career.

Smith will provide financial advice on both an advisory and a discretionary basis, supporting clients with pensions, investments, estate and retirement planning needs. He will also sit on the branch’s investment committee, supporting the development of its sustainable and environmentally focused portfolios.

Smith, who began his career in business information systems before moving into the finance sector, now has over a decade’s experience working in major financial institutions and boutique advisory firms.

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