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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Sanne, GAM

Editorial Staff 28 January 2020

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Sanne, GAM

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

With hiring trends that suggest Luxembourg continues to benefit from Brexit, Sanne has promoted two managers to head its growing alternative assets fund management businesses in the region. San-Marie Greeff has been appointed head of Sanne Group, for Luxembourg SA, and Christian Hertz as head of LIS, a Sanne-owned company.

Both are already on Sanne's Luxembourg management team and will be in charge of a business supporting roughly 70 clients across 200 fund structures and a 100-plus staff stationed there.

Sean Murray, managing director for EMEA at Sanne, said Greeff and Hearst have made strong contributions to the business and are well known in the industry. “This will play an important role in procuring our market leading proposition,” he said. Sanne’s Luxembourg business provides fund and corporate administration services to global private equity, debt and real estate investment managers and institutional clients.

GAM Investments
Charles Naylor has been appointed global head of corporate communications and investor relations at the beleaguered asset manager Gam. He starts on 3 February in London and will report to group CEO Peter Sanderson. He will also join the firm’s senior leadership team.

The group has been working to regain footing after closing its stricken bonds fund last year which triggered the departure of bond funds manager Tim Haywood under accusations that he mismanaged the fund causing a mass of outflows.

As new comms head for the Zurich-listed group, Naylor joins from Puma Energy, where he was interim head of corporate affairs and marketing. He is on familiar ground in the Swiss market having led communications in Zurich for Credit Suisse, and more recently Geneva-based for Puma. He has also worked in communications at the Hess Corporation, Centrica, HSBC and the Confederation of British Industry.

Peter Sanderson, group CEO, said: “Appointing a communicator with Charles’s knowledge and wealth of experience will allow us to significantly upgrade the skillset of our communications and investor relations function, which is vital at this important moment in the firm’s history.”

Naylor said he was excited to help GAM "tell its story as the company looks to restructure and return to growth.”

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