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Summary Of Moves In Global Wealth Management – October 2022

Editorial Staff 3 January 2023


UBS Wealth Management USA appointed a three-person team, Sequoia Partners, who joined the firm in Irvine, California. The team, led by Financial Advisors Howard L Woo and Luke C Schell, also includes client service associate Cyntia Lopez. Woo joined from Merrill where he was a branch manager in Irvine and was co-founding partner of his team. Schell, also from Merrill, has more than 20 years of industry experience. Lopez is a client service associate on the Sequoia Partners team.

Financial advisor Cate Grinney joined the independent channel of Ameriprise Financial from Edward Jones in Faribault, Minnesota with $331 million in client assets. Grinney’s team includes financial advisor Kailee Davis and support staff Beth Sammon and Bridgette Hallcock. The team, which operates under the name Cate Grinney & Kailee Davis Group, is supported by Ameriprise franchise field vice president Marcus Ranger.  

Argent Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, appointed Michael Lanese as senior portfolio manager. He is based in Dallas and joined from Fluent Financial, where he served as portfolio manager. 

Investall, the New York-based fintech that provides risk analytics and investment technology to wealth managers and consumers, appointed Chris Valpone as chief revenue officer. Prior to joining Investall, Valpone was co-head of global sales for ION Markets, a provider of trading, analytics, treasury, and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities, and treasury management.

Global business advisory firm EisnerAmper appointed Noelene Sheridan as tax partner in its private client services group. Sheridan has 30 years’ expertise including tax services for commercial and residential real estate owners as well as for high net worth individuals and their families. Her expertise includes income and estate tax planning, providing tax advisory services to closely held businesses, and reviews of individual, partnership, trust, gift and estate tax returns.

Raymond James added a group of five financial advisors collectively managing $370 million in client assets to its employee advisor channel. The team includes Alphonse “Al” Weber, and Erin Weber from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and Sanjay Beach, Kalpana Beach, and Makis Beach, from Westlake, Ohio. 

CAIS, an alternative investment platform, expanded the CAIS Advisory Council. The council members include Michael Glennon, vice president and head of private investments at Mariner Wealth Advisors; Gary Quinzel, director of portfolio consulting of the Wealth Enhancement Group; David Canter, president at Bluespring Wealth Partners; and Dean Zayed, founder and CEO at Brookstone.

Argent Trust Company appointed Collins Compere as Birmingham, Alabama, market president. Compere. who serves as the senior leader of trust, estate and retirement services administration for his market, reports to Argent Trust Company president Ken Alderman. Prior to this, Compere was senior VP  and trust advisor at Regions Bank. He has worked in the sector for almost three decades.

Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Nicholas Conner, Kevin Latta, Michael Conti and Jamie Howells to its employee advisor channel. The team, which is based in Novi, Michigan, goes by the name of Stone Manor Wealth Advisors of Raymond James. It includes client service associates Timothy Holly, Kimberly Reid and Kimberly Ybarra, as well as investment portfolio associate Adriana Soto, CFP® and business coordinator George Kourtis. The group joined from Merrill Lynch.

Swiss private bank Julius Baer made several appointments for its business serving clients in the Americas, such as Brazil.

Lucas Rizzi joined as chief operations and chief technology officer. Rizzi previously worked at Itaú Private Bank where he was head of customer digital experience.

Greice Rabelo joined in September as senior relationship manager. Rabelo previously worked at BNP Paribas where she was head of Belo Horizonte’s private banking business.

Antonio Monteiro, previously responsible for single and multi-family offices at ASA Investments, joined in September as a senior RM.

Laura Drummond Correa, who was previously at XP Investimentos, and Kevin Liu, who previously worked at Messem Investimentos, joined Julius Baer in October as RMs.

In sub-region Mexico and Hispanic Americas, a new team of RMs joined Julius Baer to strengthen its Mexico desk in Zurich:

Miguel Caballero joined as team head, reporting to Marc Furler, market head for Mexico. Cabellero was formerly team leader of the Mexican desk at BBVA.

Martín Giménez Pina came on board as senior relationship manager. He was previously a senior RM at BBVA covering Mexico and other markets in South America.

Carlos Fernández, who was previously at BBVA, joined Julius Baer as an RM. Fernando Caro Sierra also joined as assistant RM from BBVA where he was an account manager. 

Pritzker Private Capital, a family direct investing firm, named Marisa Vavruska and Spenser Brown as vice presidents in its investment team.   

Vavruska, who was promoted from senior associate, supported three companies across the PPC family of companies including the completion of six add-on acquisitions. Prior to this, she worked in investment banking at Citigroup after starting her career as a management consultant at PwC. 

Brown joined PPC as a vice president focused on the manufactured products sector after receiving his MBA  from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before this, Brown was an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners after beginning his career in investment banking at Citigroup.

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