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Summary Of Wealth Management Executive Moves - November 2012

7 December 2012

Summary Of Wealth Management Executive Moves - November 2012

InvesTrust, a national trust bank that serves individuals and institutions, appointed Mark Williams as chief investment officer. Williams joined InvesTrust from Bank of Oklahoma, where he oversaw accounts with around $2 billion in assets. 

Baird strengthened its Portland, ME, wealth management office, adding Baron Becker as a vice president and financial advisor along with registered client relationship associate Kim Fickett.

Becker was previously a vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) since 1999. He started his career in 1991 as a principal trader at Murphy & Durieu and then moved to Paine Webber as a principal trader and investment executive.

New York-listed Manning & Napier brought in Robert Zak as an independent board director and appointed him to serve on the nominating and corporate governance, compensation, and audit committees.

Since 1995, Zak has served as president and chief executive at Merchants Insurance Group, a privately-held insurance company. Prior to entering the insurance industry in 1985, he had a career in public accounting.  

Los Angeles-headquartered Aspiriant appointed its New York-based director of wealth management, Lisa Colletti, as a principal of the firm.

Colletti has served as wealth management director in New York since joining the firm last year. She has 13 years of industry experience including in tax and estate planning.

Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo’s broker-dealer arm, appointed David Kowach as president of its Private Client Group, the brokerage’s largest channel. Kowach replaced Jim Hays, who is now the head of Wealth Brokerage Services.

Kowach will report to Danny Ludeman, president and chief executive of Wells Fargo Advisors. Kowach previously led the firm’s business development group.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management promoted Garrett Alton to a newly-created position overseeing the firm's sales teams in Pennsylvania and Washington and leading each region's business development efforts.

Alton will relocate from Atlanta, GA, to Philadelphia, PA, reporting to Mid-Atlantic regional president David Kutch and Central US regional president Andy Paterson.

Canada's RBC Wealth Management appointed Ayesha Yasin as an advisor in Washington, DC. Yasin joined from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, with $116 million in assets under management and $972,000 in production. 

Goldman Sachs completed its latest round of partner appointments, adding 70 individuals to its exclusive roster.

The following individuals will become partners of the firm as of January 1, 2013:

Vivek Bantwal

Pat Fels

John Mallory

Michael Ronen

Heather Bellini

Pete Finn

Joseph Mauro

Jami Rubin

Brian Bolster

David Fishman

Charles McGarraugh

Yann Samuelides

Jill Borst

Sheara Fredman

Xavier Menguy

Joshua Schiffrin

Michael Brandmeyer

Jacques Gabillon

Amol Naik

David Schwimmer

Jason Brauth

Francesco Garzarelli

Jo Natauri

Gaurav Seth

Stuart Cash

Nick Giovanni

Una Neary

Michael Siegel

Alex Chi

Brad Gross

Gregory Olafson

Michael Smith (Singapore)

Kent Clark

Anthony Gutman

Lisa Opoku

Josh Struzziery 

Richard Cormack

Leland Hensch

Gerald Ouderkirk

Damian Sutcliffe

Jack Daly

Russell Horwitz

Francesco Pascuzzi

Michael Swell

Anne Marie Darling

Roy Joseph

Anthony Pasquariello

Ryan Thall

David Dase

John Kim (Seoul)

Huw Pill

Bobby Vedral

Olaf Diaz-Pintado

Marie Louise Kirk

Dmitri Potishko

Simon Watson

Robert Drake-Brockman

Hugh Lawson

Sean Rice

Toby Watson

Alessandro Dusi

Scott Lebovitz

Francois Rigou

Yoshihiko Yano

Edward Emerson

Ericka Leslie

Scott Rofey  

Antonio Esteves

Luca Lombardi

Jeroen Rombouts

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