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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Close Brothers AM, Charles Russell Speechlys, Others

Editorial Staff 3 May 2023

Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Close Brothers AM, Charles Russell Speechlys, Others

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

Close Brothers Asset Management
UK-based Close Brothers Asset Management has announced that Ed Mawle (pictured) has joined as senior investment director, to help grow the business. 

Based in CBAM’s new office in Cheltenham, he will provide a discretionary investment management service, and manage direct client relationships across the region, the firm said in a statement.

Mawle has 25 years of experience in the asset and wealth management industry, and spent almost 20 years at Brewin Dolphin, before moving to Investec Wealth & Investment in 2017. Giles Marshall, head of bespoke at CBAM, said: “Ed’s appointment will help grow our expanding bespoke business, whilst building our increasingly wide regional presence in the UK.”

Charles Russell Speechlys
International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Simon Le Wita as a partner within its Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. Simon is joining the firm’s Paris office from the business law firm, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.

Le Wita has extensive experience in domestic and international commercial, banking, and financial litigation. He advises clients on shareholder and post-acquisition disputes, contract and tort litigation, debt restructuring, and insolvency and bankruptcy matters. He also advises French and foreign companies in all industry sectors, from credit institutions and investment funds to insurers, real estate companies, and suppliers, the firm said in a statement.

Frédéric Jeannin, managing partner of Charles Russell Speechlys Paris, said: "Simon's arrival is in line with the firm's strategy of developing our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and expanding our offering in France and internationally. We attach the utmost importance to offering a high value-added service to our clients and Simon’s experience and technical expertise complements our existing offering. Simon shares our vision and ambition to build an integrated international team capable of resolving the most complex disputes in the main dispute resolution hub."

Le Wita added: "I am very pleased to be joining Charles Russell Speechlys and I look forward to contributing to the development of the firm’s well-established litigation practice and rapidly growing international network. Alongside the team, I am excited to service the specific needs of our various clients in an increasingly sophisticated, international and demanding market."

Le Wita's appointment closely follows the arrival of Francis Ho who joined as a partner within the firm’s construction and infrastructure group last month.

Trowers & Hamlins
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has recruited partner Richard Jordan to join its private wealth team in London.

Jordan specialises in advising international and UK based ultra-high net worth individuals and families on all aspects of UK tax, succession and family governance. A significant part of his practice relates to legal work for trustees, private bankers, family offices and others within the private wealth management sector. 

Before this role, Jordan worked for four years at Gateley where he served as both head of international private wealth and head of Gateley's London office.

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