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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - BNP Paribas Asset Management, Kleinwort Hambros, Others

Editorial Staff

22 April 2021

BNP Paribas Asset Management
French asset house has announced several senior appointments in its Channel Islands operation. Thomas Cummins has been promoted to head of private banking, Channel Islands; Konstantin Graf von Schweinitz has been made chairman and independent non-executive director (iNED) to the Channel Islands (CI) bank board; and Dragica Pilipovic-Chaffey has been named iNED on both the CI bank and CI trust board.

Cummins was previously private banking lead for the firm’s Jersey business. In the new post, he will be in charge of consolidating the private banking activities in Jersey and Guernsey and leading client and commercial activity in the jurisdiction.

Graf von Schweinitz will oversee the performance of the CI bank board and ensure effective governance. He has been a non-executive director for SG Hambros Bank Ltd since 2016 and has held a range of positions with several financial institutions; he has also acted as an independent advisor to banks, hedge funds and private equity companies.

Pilipovic-Chaffey, appointed to both the CI Bank and CI trust boards, will help drive business strategy and oversee board management. He has served in executive and director roles for a range of banks, commercial companies, and institutions, and has board level experience across multiple public and non-listed companies.

Nickel Digital Asset Management
has appointed Paul Griffiths as its new global head of institutional business. Based in London, Griffiths will start on 5 May and report to Nicolas Moreau, chief executive. 

Griffiths, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, is joining from First Sentier Investments where he was chief investment officer, fixed income and multi asset solutions. Prior to that, Griffiths served in senior roles with firms including Aberdeen Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Axa and lnvestec. He is also the founder investor of the UK's first student-run investment portfolio based at the University of York.