People Moves

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - AMF, WHIreland, Schroders

Editorial Staff, 28 July 2017


This is the latest collection of people moves in the wealth management sector.

Autorité des Marchés Financiers

French financial watchdog Autorité des Marchés Financiers has appointed Robert Ophèle as by decree of the French President, effective from the 1 August 2017, AMF said in a statement.

Ophèle will replace Gérard Rameix whose term will expire on the 31 July.

Previously, he was appointed second deputy governor of the Banque de France in 2012, and was appointed by the Governor to represent him as chairman of the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR). He became a member of the college of the  French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and a member of the supervisory board of the Caisse des Dépôts. In January 2014, became a member of the supervisory board for the European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism.


WHIreland has expanded its corporate & institutional broking division with a number of hires over the past two month, in a bid to support growth across the business, the firm said in a statement. 

Jessica Cave has joined WHIreland as an assistant director based in London. She qualified as an accountant with EY in 2012, where she remained in valuations and business modelling until 2014. She then spent three years with Stifel Nicolaus (previously Oriel) in corporate finance.

Alex Bond was appointed executive, corporate finance, and has joined from Deloitte’s graduate scheme where he specialised in private equity audit.  Bond, based in London, is a chartered accountant with experience in valuing private companies.

James Sinclair-Ford was also appointed executive, corporate finance. Sinclair-Ford, based in London, joined the firm from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised on both private and public fund raises.

Aimee McCusker was hired as executive, investor relations based in . She joined the firm from Atlantic Equities LLP, where she assisted the management of European roadshows and investor meetings for over 100 mid- to large-cap US companies.


Asset manager Schroders has appointed Alan Cauberghs as head of private assets, the firm said in a statement.

Cauberghs will be responsible for bringing together the firm's investment solutions in real estate, infrastructure financing, private debt and private equity. 

He will be based in London and will report to Peter Harrison, group chief executive.

In his previous role as senior investment director for fixed income at Schroders, Cauberghs played a big role in the collaboration between the distribution, product management and investment teams. He also focused on the growth of the fixed income business through promoting the firm’s fixed income capabilities globally.

Bank of England

Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond and UK Prime Minister Theresa May have appointed Sir David Ramsden the new deputy governor of markets and banking at the Bank of England.

Her Majesty the Queen agreed, on the recommendation of Hammond and May to appoint Ramsden, effective from 4 September 2017 and for a renewable term of five years, said in an online statement.

Ramsden will replace Charlotte Hogg, who announced in March that she was resigning her position. 

As the bank’s deputy governor for markets and banking, Ramsden will have specific responsibility for managing the balance sheet of the Bank. He will also be responsible for the execution of financial stability and monetary policy decisions via balance sheet operations, the management of the government’s foreign exchange reserves, the gold custody services, the operation of the Real Time Gross Settlement System, the effective risk management of these operations and the gathering of market intelligence relevant to policy decisions.

He will also be a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, the Prudential Regulation Committee and the Court of the Bank of England.

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