By Ginny Sennett John Atkin has been appointed account manager for the Nordic region within Baring A...
By Ginny Sennett
John Atkin has been appointed account manager for the Nordic region within Baring Asset Management's European Sales Team. Based in London, Atkin will report to the (soon to be announced) new head of the Nordic region. He will be responsible for developing business initiatives and servicing existing clients in the region. Atkin joins the group from Templeton Investment Management where he was business development executive for London and the Channel Islands. Prior to this he spent five years as regional sales manager for the London area at Framlington Investment Management.
Peter Broxup has been appointed a consultant at Paul Harper Search & Selection. Broxup has spent 20 years in financial services with Abbey Life, Axa and as an IFA, before entering financial services recruitment two years ago.
US fund managers at Morley Fund Management and Norwich Union are leaving in the light of the merger between Norwich Union and CGU. Morley's whole US team is set to leave in the next few weeks to join Rothschild Asset Management (RAM). The US team comprises of Anna Philpott, Crispin Cripwell and Scott Irving ran the CGU PPT North America Growth unit trust. At Norwich Union the managing director of its US Growth and US Smaller Companies funds, Terry Webb, is also departing. Jeff Currington and Richard Prew have been appointed heads of European equities and UK equities. Currington will report to Mike Bishop, also from Norwich Union, who is head of pan-European equities. Scott McKenzie, a UK equity income manager at Norwich Union who was recruited last year from Britannic Asset Management, is also likely to be given a key position. Charles Brand, head of international equities at Morley, has also decided to look for opportunities elsewhere. Andrew Hutchings, managing director of Morley's Singapore office, is returning to London to replace Brand as head of international equities.
HSBC has appointed Mark Mulcahy and Doug Gordon to its broker sales team. Mulcahy, who joins the group from Prudential, will now cover the South-East region. Gordon, previously at Lazards, will be responsible for liasing with brokers in the south of England.
Thomas Schoch and Joan Beck have been appointed to the private client team in Switzerland at Cazenove Fund Management. They are to become joint general managers of Cazenove & Co Suisse SA in Geneva.
Morley's Singapore-based Sheree Tan is to be head of the Asian Pacific region and Mamoru Imai will be head of Japanese equities in CGNU's new asset management business. The head of credit will be Paul Mingay of Norwich Union while Morley's Kevin Lawkin is to head the gilts team. Both Mingay and Lawkin will report to Peter Rains the head of fixed income.
Tristan Mawdsley has been appointed to the newly created position of head of networks and national accounts at Schroders. He joins the group from Prudential where he was national accounts manager for networks.
Fleur Leach is leaving Capel Cure Sharp (CCS) where she has worked as a lead fund manager for its Ethical fund. Leach is standing down at the end of August to take a sabatical period of up to six months travelling, after which she is expected to assume a new role within the group's ethical team as head of research. CCS will shortly announce her replacement.
Peter Clark has been named president of The Faculty of Actuaries (FOA) in England. David Kingston has been appointed as president of the FOA in Scotland.
Spike Hughes has been recruited to head up the fund management operation at Hargreaves Lansdown. Hughes was previously at Scottish Widows for 12 years, prior to which he was Southern regional sales manager for Winterthur Life. In his new role as managing director, Hughes will be responsible for expanding both retail and institutional business.
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