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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Partners Capital, Farrer & Co, Others

Editorial Staff 20 April 2023

Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Partners Capital, Farrer & Co, Others

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

Partners Capital
Partners Capital has appointed Euan Finlay as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will also join the Partners Capital executive committee.

Finlay will be responsible for overseeing the business across the EMEA region, including the mentoring the senior investment team and executing strategic growth initiatives. He will still be a member of the global investment committee.

Finlay joined Partners Capital from Goldman Sachs in 2009, where he worked in their investment banking division focused on mergers and acquisitions.

“Euan’s contributions to our firm have been enormous. He has had a meaningful impact on our investment programme over the years, particularly our private market investments, whilst managing the portfolios of many of our largest clients, both institutions and families,” CEO Arjun Raghavan, said in a statement. “This is a natural evolution of our European leadership team and forms a key part of our long-term succession strategy.”

“I am honoured to take this role and continue to build our business in the EMEA region through the provision of bespoke, risk managed, multi-asset class portfolios on behalf of endowments, foundations, investment professionals and families. We believe that our investment strategy is particularly well suited for the current environment of heightened macroeconomic volatility” added Finlay.

Finlay has succeeded John Collis, who will be retiring after 19 years with the firm. Will Jagger will take over responsibility for the management of the London office.

“We are hugely grateful for all that John has contributed to the firm over the course of his long career. He has been an integral part of our European business and global firm leadership for almost two decades, and we wish him a very happy retirement,” Raghavan said.

Founded in 2001, Partners Capital is an outsourced investment office acting for endowments and foundations, senior investment professionals and prominent families across the globe. With over $48 billion in assets under management, the firm employs more than 320 people across its seven offices located in Boston, New York, London, San Francisco, Paris, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Farrer & Co
UK law firm Farrer & Co has made a series of senior promotions to partner level, starting from 1 May, to bolster growth. They include Barbara Beasley in commercial property, John Davies in family and divorce and Alice Yandle in employment.  
In addition, the firm announced that Jane Randell in IP and commercial and Lindsey Cunningham in residential real estate will become senior counsel.

Rachel Lewis, member of the firm’s management board, said: “Rewarding excellence and recognising commitment sits at the very heart of our culture, and we are delighted to be reflecting this in our latest round of promotions. Barbara, John and Alice are all highly valued members of the firm, and they join the partnership as a result of their fantastic work for both their clients and the firm.” 

“We’re also very pleased that Jane and Lindsay are becoming senior counsel, in recognition of their excellent work and contributions to their teams and across the firm.” The news follows the recent election of Jeremy Gordon as senior partner, who will formally take up office on 1 May, the firm added.

Noble Capital Management SA
Geneva-based asset management company Noble Capital Management SA has appointed Nicolas Ganne as senior portfolio manager.

Ganne (pictured) will be in charge of developing the range of trading strategies implemented within the framework of NCM's antifragile investment.

Prior to joining NCM, Ganne was senior broker/derivatives trader at BGC Partners, where he was in charge of the High Touch initiative. Specialising in antifragile investments, NCM manages three funds under Swiss law and provides wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices.

With an extensive knowledge of technical analysis and behavioural finance, Ganne has 16 years of experience across financial markets, mainly in derivatives trading and cross-asset market analysis. After working for 10 years in Europe and Asia in the Structuring, Quantitative and Equity Derivatives Strategy team at BNP Paribas Corporate Investment Banking, in 2019 he joined the Swiss branch of US brokerage firm BGC Partners as a senior derivatives trader. Ganne holds a master's degree in finance from KEDGE Business School in Marseille and is a Certified Technical Analyst (CFTe).

Introducing Ganne, Hans Ulriksen, CEO, said: “We are very happy to welcome Nicolas Ganne in our portfolio management team and are particularly proud to attract such talented people. His industry-wide recognised skills in cross-asset technical analysis and his deep knowledge of the derivatives markets will be particularly useful in helping us hone our trading strategies. His proven track record in spotting trading opportunities and macro trends will highly contribute to our perseverance for antifragility goal and outstanding performances.”

Ganne added: “The many uncertainties of today are particularly conducive to the antifragile strategies developed by NCM and I am very excited to be involved in their implementation. The changing macro environment and high level of cross-asset volatility that we are currently facing makes it even more necessary to incorporate elements of technical analysis and behavioural finance into the investment decision process.”

NCM, which was founded in Geneva in 2025, manages nearly SFr1 ($1.1) billion in assets and has seven employees. In addition to its wealth management business, NCM is active in asset management through three three funds under Swiss law (one fund with specific risks and two traditional funds).

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