By Ginny Sennett Keith Wilson has been promoted to head of sales, business development and client se...
By Ginny Sennett
Keith Wilson has been promoted to head of sales, business development and client services at Baring Asset Management. He replaces Alastair Trainer who left the group three weeks ago. Wilson was already on the client services team at Barings, and will be based in London. Nick Jordan, recently appointed as Wilson's deputy, will be based in Manchester.
Mark Dowding has been named head of global bonds at INVESCO Asset Management and will report to business head Tom Berger and chief investment officer Tony Broccardo. The two have become heads co-heads of the global products group, which covers global equity, fixed income and the balanced investment management teams.
Martin Taylor has been appointed as head of the Eastern European fund to be launched in the third quarter of this year by Thames River Capital. Taylor was previously at Barings with responsibility for the management of its Emerging Europe trust and the Baring Eastern Europe fund.
Following John Duffield's resignation as chief executive of Jupiter, two senior members of Commerzbank have been appointed to the board of Jupiter International Group, the holding company for Jupiter Asset Management and Jupiter Unit Trusts. Friedrich Schmitz, head of asset management at Commerzbank, and Pascal Crepin, head of business development for asset management, now become full board members at Jupiter.
Gerard Quirke has been named head of CGNU's investment management business Morley Fund Management. In his new role Quirke will be responsible for the development of the retail funds business. The group has also appointed Mike Bishop as head of pan European equities and Andrew Hitchings as head of its international division.
Jeremy Knight has joined Legg Mason Investors, formerly Johnson Fry, to manage its European Growth unit trust. Knight moves from Colonial First State Investments where he managed European equities. He replaces Rupert Morrell who left the group in March to join Lloyd George. Legg Mason Investors has also recruited Clare Hurley from Capel Cure Sharp as a UK analyst.
Kevin Pearce has been appointed protection marketing manager at Zurich IFA. Pearce, who was previously local marketing director at Allied Dunbar, replaces John Ravenscroft who has retired.
Mark Charlesworth has been named managing director at The Mortgage Operation (TMO). He has also been appointed managing director of the new pan-European e-commerce mortgage and consumer finance company, Creditweb. Paul Marks, TMO's executive chairman, will now become Chairman of the new company.
Steve Harris has been taken on as a partner in Ashurst Morris Crisp's banking department. Harris specialises in international project financing transactions, and his appointment brings the total number of Ashurst Morris Crisp partners to 105. There are 22 in the UK.
Christopher Clarke has resigned as executive managing director of Witan, and will leave at the end of June. Clarke has been closely involved in the managing of the trust since joining Henderson in 1974. James Robinson, head of international equities at the group, will now take over Clark's responsibilities.
Howard Carter has been appointed chief executive at Friends Ivory & Sime. Carter, who was previously chief investment officer, will take over from Peter Jones from 1 October.
Mark Barry has been recruited as assistant director in the group's client relationship management team at Dresdner RCM. He joins from Towers Perrin.
Jonathan Giles has been appointed executive director responsible for strategic development of the private client & asset management business at the Liberty Ermitage Group. He joins the group from Deloitte & Touche where he was managing director of Walbrook Asset Management and director of investment strategy for Walbrook Trustees. Prior to this Giles was vice president in charge of investment services at Citibank.
Yvonne Taylor, Marie Chaston and Pip Sheppard have been appointed to the financial services division at The Sammons Group. All three will assist the division with business demands and expand the current teams specialising within investment, corporate and in-house pensions.
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