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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Ocorian, Aviva Investors, Kingsley Napley

Editorial Staff

10 February 2024

Jersey-headquartered the global asset management business of Aviva, this week appointed Vasileios Gkionakis as senior economist and strategist, reporting to Michael Grady, head of investment strategy and chief economist. 

Based in London, Gkionakis will cover macroeconomics and major asset classes with a focus on the UK and Europe, the firm said in a statement. Until July 2023, he worked as the EMEA head of FX strategy at Citigroup and before that served as the global head of foreign exchange strategy at Lombard Odier Wealth Management in Geneva. Prior to Lombard Odier, Gkionakis was co-head of strategy research (Equities, Rates, Credit and Cross Asset) & head of foreign exchange strategy at UniCredit Bank Research in London, the firm continued.

Gkionakis' career also includes working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Fulcrum Asset Management in London as research director and portfolio manager.

“He has a strong track record within macroeconomic analysis and strategy. His wide experience across markets and asset classes will be highly valuable in helping the ongoing development of Aviva Investor’s house view and investment strategy,” Grady said.

Headquartered in London, Aviva Investors operates in 14 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom, with £218 billion ($277 billion) in assets under management.

Kingsley Napley
UK law firm has appointed Sophie Voelcker to its private client team.

Voelcker will focus on advising UK resident and/or domiciled clients regarding wealth structuring, estate planning and trusts, with a particular interest in any cross-border taxation and succession issues for clients with international assets or who have relocated abroad. Voelcker also has experience providing such advice in the context of matrimonial disputes and pre-nuptial agreements.

Prior to this, she worked at New Quadrant Partners, a boutique law firm where she was a partner since 2017. Voelcker trained at Payne Hicks Beach and is a member of STEP (The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).