By Rob Allison Singer & Friedlander Insurance Finance is tightening its acceptance and fundin...
By Rob Allison
Singer & Friedlander Insurance Finance is tightening its acceptance and funding procedures with the appointment of Sina Nejand as risk and audit manager.
Nejand joins from BNP-Paribas Lease Group in Basingstoke where he was formerly end of contract manager. He also worked at Caterpillar Financial Services and spent ten years with Woodchester CrŽdit Lyonnais Group.
"I am looking forward to the challenges at Singer & Friedlander Insurance Finance," Nejand said. "With the insurance industry very much under scrutiny at present, Singer & Friedlander's audit and risk controls are more important than ever."
Britannic Asset Management (BAM) has announced the appointment of Leslie McIntosh as chief executive of Britannic Asset Management with effect from 1 July 2001. In this role he will report to Danny O'Neil, current deputy chief executive of Britannic who becomes group chief executive on 1 December 2001. McIntosh will be responsible for all areas of Britannic Asset Management with the exception of investment management, where Peter Reid, chief investment officer at BAM, will continue to report directly to O'Neil.
Commenting on the announcement, O'Neil said: "As chief operating officer Leslie has played a vital role in the growth of Britannic Asset Management over the years. He was my key support in negotiating and integrating the acquisition of the Scottish Amicable institutional business in 1997 and the Britannic Assurance investment operations in 1999.
"Asset management is undergoing a period of rapid change and increasing customer service demands, which means that McIntosh's broadly based skills in client servicing, information systems, people and change management leave him well placed to lead the company forward. He will work with Peter Reid, Francis Ghiloni and myself in continuing the growth and development of Britannic Asset Management.
"Peter Reid, chief investment officer, will also continue to report directly to me. Investment management is at the heart of Britannic. This will ensure the continued input of my own experience in this area."
At the same time, Britannic Asset Management announced the resignation of Douglas Ferrans, managing director (institutional division) to take up a new position in the industry. Francis Ghiloni, currently managing director (retail division) will become sales and marketing director at BAM and will be responsible for the institutional and retail divisions and marketing activities across the organisation.
Whitechurch Securities has announced the appointment of senior directors and its relocation to new offices.
Whitechurch Securities has promoted its current investment directors, Warren Perry and Gavin Haynes, to senior directors. They will take control of the day-to-day management of the organisation while retaining their fund management responsibilities. Perry has been with the company since 1994, while Haynes joined in 1996.
In addition to these internal promotions, Whitechurch has also announced the appointment of David Davies as senior director, joining Perry and Haynes, though he will be primarily responsible for sales and marketing. Davies was regional sales manager at Framlington Unit Trust Managers for four years and before that occupied the same position at Edinburgh Fund Managers. Davies joined Whitechurch on 1 May.
Misys Financial Systems has appointed Tim Lennard as the new sales and marketing director. Lennard will begin his new role on 30 April 2001.
Lennard has held senior sales and marketing positions with leading IT solution providers including JD Edwards, SAP and DEC. More recently, he was a client partner with Rubus a London-based interactive media services consultancy.
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