The latest moves and appointments in wealth management in the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and other select locations.
Kempen Capital Management
Kempen Capital Management, the investment management arm of Van Lanschot Kempen, this week appointed Chris Windeatt as director of its UK distribution team to boost its presence on the UK market.
The appointment reflects Van Lanschot Kempen’s ambition to strengthen the business development team and support its aim to expand its product offering and position within the UK market.
Windeatt will be responsible for the business development of the Van Lanschot Kempen investment expertise to consultants and professional investors in the UK. He joined the London office in December, reporting to Loes Wingens, head of investment strategies sales, wholesale and institutional clients.
He was formerly at Cambridge Associates where he was associate director of business development. Windeatt has over 16 years of experience in financial services, having worked at companies including BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management, and AK Jensen Group.
Welcoming him to the firm, Andre Keijsers, managing director at Kempen UK, said: “He brings exceptional experience and expertise which will help us further build our business in the UK, including capitalising on our existing investment strategies. This appointment reflects the firm’s continued commitment to growth and expansion in the UK market.”
smartKYC, a multilingual semantic search engine, this week appointed Stephen Manly as the company’s new head of sales to drive revenue and sales team leadership.
Manly has been a consultative, enterprise sales professional for more than 25 years. He spent the last six years developing his subject matter expertise in KYC processes and technology, the firm said in a statement.
He is joining smartKYC from Fenergo, a CLM solution provider, where he sold their Client Lifecycle Management and KYC solutions in the UK. Prior to Fenergo, he was with both Appway and Encompass Corporation where he was instrumental in successfully delivering their sales targets.
He was drawn to smartKYC by the firm’s multilingual AI approach to KYC Intelligence, the firm continued.
Dermot Corrigan, CEO of smartKYC, said: “Stephen has a notable track record of delivering insight-led solutions and we look forward to having his expertise at smartKYC. Pairing his experience with our global capabilities allows us to think holistically about this piece of the customer experience.”
smartKYC is an advanced multilingual semantic search engine which can machine read all open source intelligence for potential adverse news and information about a firm's clients; it improves KYC processes and reduces risks.
Allspring Global Investments
Allspring Global Investments, the asset management house overseeing $463 billion in client money, has appointed Catherine McLaughlin as head of institutional sales for the UK and Ireland.
McLaughlin has more than 20 years of experience working for global asset managers, leading business development and sales strategy across Europe. Before this new role, she worked as a UK institutional sales director at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to that, she was at State Street Global Advisors, Aon Hewitt and Irish Life Investment Managers.
Outside the industry, McLaughlin also served as a lecturer to bachelor of commerce students at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity and is a member of the Diversity Project's Returners workstream.