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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Julius Baer, RBC GAM, Others

Editorial Staff 5 June 2018


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

Julius Baer
Julius Baer has appointed Robert Pickford as a relationship manager in its private banking team in Guernsey

Pickford joins the private bank with 12 years’ investment management experience. In his previous position at a local wealth management firm he looked after advisory and discretionary portfolios and sat on a number of investment committees responsible for the selection of UK, European and US equities.  

The new role sees him serving a portfolio of Channel Island and UK based clients.

RBC Global Asset Management
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has appointed Guinevere Taylor as associate director of Europe, Middle East and Africa business development.

Based in London, Taylor will be responsible for growing RBC GAM's institutional asset management business in Europe, with a specific focus on the UK Local Government Pension Scheme.

Taylor joins RBC GAM from Legal & General Investment Management where during her tenure she was a client manager focused on managing relationships with the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Grant Thornton
UK advisory firm Grant Thornton has appointed Clara Jackson as wealth advisory manager in its operation in Scotland. 

She will based in its Glasgow city centre offices, but she will work with clients throughout the country. Jackson has more than 12 years’ experience in the sector.

Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm, has appointed Frederico Bianchi as head of asset management, Europe.

Bianchi previously worked at GreenOak Real Estate. In his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing the management of all non-hotel European assets, as well as the development function in this region. Prior to this, was Italian country manager and a member of the European Board of ISG; at that time he also joined the executive committee of ULI in Italy.

The firm and its affiliates have 11 offices in five countries, employing about 3,800 employees. Starwood Capital Group has raised $45 billion of equity capital since its inception in 1991. It oversees a total of about $56 billion of assets.

Old Mutual
David Still has been appointed managing director of Old Mutual Wealth’s “Heritage” Life Assurance business, reporting to Steven Levin, chief executive of Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform & Heritage. Still will be responsible for the future development of the business, as well as operational and conduct risk management of the Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance closed books.

Still joins from Aviva where he was managing director of the Aviva UK “Heritage” closed book. He joined Friends Life in 2011 as managing director of its retirement income business, prior to Friends Life becoming part of Aviva in 2015.


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