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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Druces, Stonehage Fleming, Aviva

Editorial Staff 18 July 2023

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Druces, Stonehage Fleming, Aviva

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

Following a strategic review, the partners of law firm Druces have elected to appoint a CEO to manage the firm; the first such role in nearly a decade.

In recent years the firm has been managed by an executive committee. 

Edward Gordon-Hall, previously Druces’ finance director, who sat on the executive committee until October 2020, is returning as CEO, the firm said in a statement last week. He brings more than 30 years’ experience advising and working with professional services firms, particularly in the legal sector, including firms such as Lewis Silkin and Olswang.

Stonehage Fleming
Multi-family office Stonehage Fleming has made recent risk and compliance appointments across its Channel Islands offices.

Candice Price has been appointed as the new head of risk and compliance in Guernsey. She has over 31 years’ experience in risk and compliance, working in Guernsey, the UK, South Africa, Switzerland and Mauritius. Price was formerly at Overseas Trust and Pension, where she was an associate director of compliance, MLRO and MLCO, covering Guernsey and South Africa.

She will work with the Family Office team in Guernsey and risk and compliance teams across the Stonehage Fleming Group. Later in 2023, Price will take on prescribed officer responsibilities in relation to the compliance officer (CO), MLRO and MLCO for Stonehage Fleming’s operational entities in Guernsey, reporting to Paul Le Bihan.

Paul Le Bihan, a director in the risk and compliance team, has been promoted to head of risk and compliance in Jersey. He is a chartered accountant, with 20 years’ experience in the Jersey financial services sector. Before joining the Group in 2016, he acted as CO, MLCO and MLRO for Autonomy Capital in Jersey. Currently holding JFSC key person positions for the Jersey corporate funds division and its regulated clients, Le Bihan will take over the JFSC registrations for the other Jersey business lines, and management of the Jersey risk and compliance team, from Hamish Ramsay.

Ramsay joined the Group in 2017 and has 35 years’ broad experience in international finance. Following the acquisition in January 2022 of Maitland’s private client business, over 300 staff and five jurisdictions were added to the Group structure. Consequently, Ramsay will now concentrate on his role as group head of risk and compliance – Family Office, with responsibility for 15 jurisdictions.

The firm has made other senior appointments in the Channel Islands recently. See here and here.

Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors has appointed Jill Barber as global head of distribution. She will join the business later this year subject to regulatory approval, the firm said in a statement.

Barber will succeed Louise Kay, who has decided to retire at the end of this year after three decades in the investment industry. Kay will continue to lead the distribution function until Barber’s arrival.

In the new role, Barber will lead teams across Aviva Investors responsible for Aviva Client, Institutional and Wealth sales activity in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. She will also oversee client experience, strategy and planning, and investment and client communications. 

Prior to this, Barber worked for GAM Investments, where she had been global head of institutional solutions since November 2020. In a career spanning 25 years in investment management, Barber has also served in senior roles at Jupiter Asset Management, Franklin Templeton Investments, Hermes Fund Management and Fidelity International.

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