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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - BMO, Kingswood

Editorial Staff 11 June 2019

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - BMO, Kingswood

The latest moves in wealth management across Europe and the Middle East.

BMO Global Asset Management
BMO Global Asset Management has appointed Cristiana de Alessi as a portfolio manager in the global rates team. She reports to Keith Patton, global head of unconstrained fixed income.

De Alessi focuses on local fixed income across emerging markets. She is responsible for investment decisions related to emerging market interest rates, currencies and global macro-economic factors, covering BMO’s absolute return fixed income strategies.

De Alessi is an emerging market fixed income specialist with more than 15 years of experience covering the asset class. Prior to joining BMO Global Asset Management, she analysed emerging market local fixed income strategies at BNP Paribas Asset Management, and was a macro strategist for Moore Capital Management. She began her career at the Bank of England as an economist.

Kingswood Holdings
London-listed wealth management group Kingswood Holdings has appointed Rob Suss, co-chief executive of UK Agricultural Finance and co-founder of Global Tower Solutions, as a non-executive director.

Suss will advise Kingswood on its global wealth management strategy, working with senior management. He takes the role immediately. 

A former managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he had worked for 18 years, most recently he was head of private wealth management at Goldmans Sachs in London from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he was the head of UK and Ireland private wealth management from 2008 to 2012. From 2006 to 2008, Suss served as the head of wealth management solutions at the US firm.

Suss is also involved with a number of philanthropic organisations, serving as deputy chair of the Trust of the Royal Academy of the Arts and a trustee of JK Rowling’s charitable endeavour Lumos.

Global Tower Solutions is a company which delivers off-grid energy solutions to the mobile telecom tower industry and builds ground-mounted solar in developing countries where the need for clean energy is growing. UK Agricultural Finance, another firm with which Suss is involved, is a specialist lender serving the agricultural community.

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