People Moves

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - First Sentier Investors, River And Mercantile

Editorial Staff, 22 July 2021


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

First Sentier Investors
First Sentier Investors, which oversees $180.3 billion and is owned by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, has named Melanie Halsey as chief people and culture officer.

Halsey is based in London, reporting to Mark Steinberg, the chief executive. She is due to join the firm on 6 September. Halsey has more than 20 years’ experience in senior human resources roles, most recently as executive vice president, HR at Colt Technology Services, where she led a global team of 150 HR professionals across 15 countries. Prior to that, Halsey was the global head of HR for Eight Roads, a global venture capital firm. 

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. 

River and Mercantile
River and Mercantile, the investment group, has appointed Mike Rogers, a former investment partner at AON, as senior advisor to the R&M Solutions business.

Rogers has more than 30 years’ of industry experience in pensions and investment, spanning the asset-side and liability-side of pensions. He has worked in various roles including CIO of a £30 billion defined benefit and £5 billion defined contribution pension fund, investment partner and actuarial consultant.

River and Mercantile serves a range of institutional investors and investment intermediaries with tailored solutions and investment strategies, covering equities and alternative investments. Formed in 2014 through the merger of P-Solve and River and Mercantile Asset Management, the group’s AuM is more than £45 billion ($61.3 billion). It has offices in the UK, Australia, and the US.

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