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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Trowers & Hamlins, BNP Paribas, Others

Editorial Staff, 20 January 2022


The latest moves in wealth management from across Europe and the UK and other select international locations.

Trowers & Hamlins
UK law firm Trowers & Hamlins has appointed a new partner Charisse Crawford (pictured) to join its private wealth and commercial disputes teams in Exeter.

The Top 40 law firm said the appointment would bolster its private wealth disputes and commercial litigation team. Crawford will work closely with Helen Briant and the firm’s private wealth team in Birmingham.

A qualified lawyer of 12 years, she will be joining Trowers from Stephens Scown. Crawford, who has featured regularly in both Chambers and the Legal 500 in recent years, has been noted as being a "formidable litigator who works incredibly hard and is unbelievably thorough.” She was named lawyer of the week in The Times in 2020.
The firm said that Crawford would bring knowledge and experience to the team and play a key role in its growth and development. 

Crawford specialises in private wealth disputes and contentious asset protection issues including trust disputes, removal of trustees, removal of executors, financial abuse claims, Court of Protection work, contentious deputyship and attorney issues, claims between unmarried partners and the preparation of cohabitation agreements, claims against estates including will validity claims, the doctrine of proprietary estoppel, claims under the Inheritance (provision for family and dependants) Act 1975 and other estate matters including claims under the Forfeiture Act as well as dealing with contentious estates out of jurisdiction assets.

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Roger Miners as head of distribution for Europe, with immediate effect. 

Miners, who is based in London, will report to Steven Billiet, head of the global client group and member of the organisation’s executive committee. He will retain his current role of UK CEO, which he has held since July 2020.  Paul Van Eynde, who will be succeeding Miners in his role as global chief marketing officer, will be joining BNPP AM before the end of February, reporting to Billiet. Van Eynde will also be based in London.

Miners joined BNPP AM as global CMO in 2017 and was appointed UK CEO in 2020. 

IQ-EQ, the international investor services group, has appointed Steve Innes as head of fund accounting in Irish funds, building out its expansion into the Ireland market.

Innes has more than 20 years’ financial services industry experience. Before joining IQ-EQ, Innes was a director in regulated funds for a leading global fund administration business.

The firm recently appointed Edin Chan as chief commercial officer for the UK and Ireland. It gained authorisation to administer funds in Ireland in March 2021. IQ-EQ, which has a large funds team based in Belfast, has previously said that Ireland was pivotal in becoming "geographically agnostic" for providing services. Ireland is already popular with US fund managers using the Irish Connective Asset Management Vehicle, or ICAV, as part of US tax planning for clients. The Irish footprint also enables IQ-EQ to serve the European Union funds market post-Brexit.

Allard Bailey Family Law
Allard Bailey Family Law, based in London, has appointed Siobhan Lomasney as a partner in its family law team. Lomasney has acted for high net worth and high-profile individuals, their families and partners. She has been recognised in Legal 500 for her “excellent client engagement.”

Lomasney’s expertise includes divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships, matrimonial finance claims, complex children law matters and disputes between unmarried couples. She joined the law firm Fletcher Day in January 2020.

Allard Bailey Family Law was founded in 2016.

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