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Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management - December 2012

9 January 2013

Summary Of Global Executive Moves In Wealth Management - December 2012

The Private Client Reserve, a unit of US Bank, appointed Matthew Ordway as a vice president and wealth management advisor in Chicago, IL, and the greater metro area. 

Ordway will provide private banking, personal trust, investment management and financial planning to HNW clients. Prior to joining the PCR, Ordway was a vice president/relationship manager at PNC Bank Wealth Management.

Didem Nisanci, chief of staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission, left the agency.

Nisanci was named chief of staff in March 2009 and was a senior advisor to the chairman on policy, management and regulatory issues.

New York-based Royal Alliance Associates, an independent broker-dealer, recruited three advisor teams with a combined $800 million in assets under management. 

The three advisor teams are: Beverly Hills Financial Planners in Beverly Hills, CA; Ranker-Hanshaw Wealth Management in Harrisburg, PA; and Informative Financial Services in Sylvania, OH. 

The Hedge Fund Association set up a new high net worth advisory board, chaired by marketing veteran April Rudin. The HNW advisory board will develop educational programs and networking events globally for wealthy investors.

In a separate move, the HFA promoted Ryan Mitchell to HFA West Coast chapter regional director.

Philadelphia, PA-headquartered Janney Montgomery Scott promoted Anthony Miller to executive vice president, chief administrative officer and financial operations principal.

Miller joined the firm 10 years ago as the director of internal audit and was later promoted to chief financial officer. Prior to joining Janney, he worked at Ernst & Young.

In a separate move, Janney brought in Gregory McShea as senior vice president and general counsel.

McShea has 15 years of experience in regulatory and legal affairs within the financial services industry, most recently with M&T Bank. There he oversaw the regulatory and compliance function of the asset management division, and was also responsible for compliance oversight of the bank’s broker-dealer unit.

Waterbury, CT-headquartered Webster Bank appointed Al Falco as a senior vice president and senior private banker serving the Greater Hartford region.

Falco will provide individuals with banking, lending, investment trust and planning services, as well as institutional asset management for middle-market corporations and non-profits.

He was latterly a senior vice president and private client manager in the private wealth management division at US Trust, Bank of America.

Wells Fargo Advisors recruited the financial advisor team of Joseph DiRago and Penny DiRago from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The two brokers, who are husband and wife, joined the firm's San Antonio, TX, office, where they report to branch manager Hugh Patterson.

Joseph and Penny DiRago both worked at Morgan Stanley for over six years. Over the past year they generated $1.4 million in fees and commissions, and managed $180 million in client assets.

Peter Moertl left his post as head of international wealth management at BNY Mellon. He held the role for "a little more than two years" and there are no plans to replace him at this time. As head of international wealth management, Moertl lead the firm's international high net worth/family office client business in Asia-Pacfic, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to LinkedIn.

Northern Trust expanded its wealth management team in Dallas, TX, adding Michael Montgomery as managing director and Jamie Cuellar as senior investment portfolio manager.

Montgomery will lead a team serving affluent individuals and families with investment management, fiduciary and credit needs. He will report to Dallas region president Mark Flagg. Cuellar, who reports to Montgomery, will advise clients on their investment needs.  

Montgomery was most recently a managing director at Harris myCFO. There, he served as the primary contact, financial strategist and coordinator for the firm's wealth management and family office services across the Southwest.

Cuellar was latterly a managing director and portfolio manager with PineBridge Investments and a predecessor subsidiary, John McStay Investment Counsel.

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