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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – IQ-EQ, River And Mercantile, Seddons

Amanda Cheesley Deputy Editor London 27 May 2022


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

In a bid to drive its ESG agenda, Sanaa Hira, an ESG investment analyst, has been named as IQ-EQ new sustainability manager.

Hira will be responsible for supporting the set-up and delivery of IQ-EQ’s sustainability strategy, working with Mark Harland, the group’s head of sustainability, the firm said.

Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Hira was an ESG investment analyst, responsible for assessing the ESG needs of potential investments. She also spent seven years at an independent asset management company where she worked in information analysis and consulting roles.

“We’re going through an exciting period of activity as we look to evolve our ESG programme and embed sustainability throughout the organisation,” Mark Harland, head of sustainability said. “With her knowledge of ESG and investing, I’m certain she’ll help us deliver on our ESG goals,” he added.

IQ-EQ is an investor services group that provides a range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to fund managers, multinational companies, family offices and private clients, with assets under administration exceeding $500 billion.

River and Mercantile  
River and Mercantile, the equities and infrastructure investment specialist, has expanded the role of fund manager James Sym, elevating him to the post of equities head.

Sym joined R&M from Schroders in 2020 to set up its European equities franchise. He manages the ES River and Mercantile European Fund. 

Seddons, a UK law firm, has made two promotions to partnership level in its real estate department and has announced an additional lateral partner appointment. 

The two new partners are Rob Brooks in the Real Estate Finance team and Nick Mann in the Residential Real Estate team, the firm said. At the same time, commercial real estate partner Christian Taylor has re-joined Seddons after eight years at JMW LLP, it added. 

The three appointments, which applied from 1 May 2022, reflect Seddons’ commitment to growing its real estate offering, the firm stressed.

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