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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Artemis, TheCityUK, Others

Editorial Staff 22 May 2020

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Artemis, TheCityUK, Others

The latest senior moves in wealth management and legal services in the UK and Europe.

Artemis Investment Management has appointed Adam Gent as its new head of intermediated business. Gent will join Artemis at the beginning of August from Allianz Global Investors where, since March 2017, he has been managing director and head of Northern European retail/wholesale distribution.

Before Allianz, Gent was at Legg Mason Global Asset Management for 10 years, and from 2010 he was as a director and head of UK Sales. That post followed roles at Henderson Global Investors as Southern sales manager and, from 2000 when his career began, Thesis Asset Management.

Gent will report to Artemis’ head of distribution, Jasper Berens.

TheCityUK has named former Labor MP Emma Reynolds as the new managing director of public affairs, policy and research. Reynolds will start on 15 June and takes over from Ndidi Njoku, the financial services body announced this week. She will also join the executive committee and "play a key role in running the organisation alongside me and other ExCo members,” CEO Miles Celic, said in a personal letter announcing the appointment. He said Njoku has agreed to stay on until the end of July to ensure a smooth handover.

The former Wolverhampton (NE) MP has held a number of shadow ministerial posts in recent years, including government and local communities secretary and minister for Europe, and she served on both the Commons Brexit and Health select committees. Reynolds lost her seat in December.

“She has great passion and enthusiasm for the role, a clear understanding of our policy agenda and the long-term competitiveness challenges and opportunities for the industry, alongside innovative thinking around key issues and activity,” Celic said. Her past experience in public affairs will be critical as the group continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and implement new policy strategy, it said.

TheCityUK was set up by industry figures in 2010 following two separate reports. The first was from the Treasury, co-chaired by the former Chancellor Alistair Darling and former Citigroup chairman Sir Winfried Bischoff; the second was commissioned by Boris Johnson as London Mayor and chaired by former Merrill Lynch EMEA chairman Bob Wigley. The reports called for an independent body to represent the financial services sector and build on London’s reputation as a global financial hub. That remains its remit today.

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James Hambro & Partners has added portfolio manager Patrick Trueman to its charities team.

Trueman, who was former head of charities at Aberdeen Standard Capital and a fund manager at Newton Investment Management, will work with JH&P’s charity head, Nicola Barber. He brings specialist sector expertise to the JH&P team. He has served as a trustee of a national charity and sat on the investment committee of the country’s first dedicated children's charity.

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