Castlestone Management has appointed Peter Andersson as business development manager for the Nordic ...
Castlestone Management has appointed Peter Andersson as business development manager for the Nordic region. The move comes as the New York-based alternative investment specialist expands its European presence. Andersson has previously worked at Credit Suisse, Standard & Poor's and GP Bullhound, and will work with regional financial advisers to retail investors and with institutional investors.
Royal London 360 degs, the international life company formed from the merger of Scottish Life International and Scottish Provident International Life Assurance, has named its technical team. The team includes Deborah Moon, technical development manager, who joined Spila in March this year; technical marketing manager Neil Chadwick, who has been at SLI for almost a decade; and Luanne Ahearne (pictured) as technical support consultant. Ahearne has been with Spila since 2000. The team is in place ready for the new company's official launch in January.
Deutsche Bank has appointed two former Guernsey-based employees to assist in the international expansion of its trust business. Stuart Bray rejoins Deutsche from Northern Trust in Guernsey to become head of fiduciary services in Mauritius, reporting to Aaron Mullins in Singapore. Lucas Waring has been appointed as trust manager for Deutsche Bank in Geneva. He returns to the firm from Bachmann Trust Company in Guernsey.
Andrew Tennant has joined Dubai-based financial adviser Globaleye as managing director. Tennant was most recently with Castlestone Management in the region, and has also worked for Old Mutual and Royal Skandia. He is tasked with placing Globaleye further in the forefront of financial planning for both corporate and private clients worldwide. Tim Searle remains at the company as chief executive officer.
Jeff Scott has been appointed chief executive officer of Santander Asset Management UK. Previously marketing director of the Spanish bank's UK fund management arm, he replaces Ignacio Izquierdo, who is returning to Spain to take a senior role in Santander's branch network.
Jupiter Asset Management has made four appointments to its private clients division. Robert Walker, Paula Forecast, Phil Gent and Oliver Pearson-Lund will join Jupiter between November 2008 and January 2009. They have all been working for Singer & Friedlander Investment Management, which acquired Atlantic Wealth Management in 2004. The new appointments bring Jupiter's team of private client fund managers up to 10.
Michael Steiner has joined Investec Asset Management's European sales team to cover Austria and Germany. Reporting to Alex Ricchebuono, Steiner will assume responsibility for Investec Asset Management's fund distribution and institutional business in the region. He has more than 15 years' experience in asset management and private banking in Germany, most recently at LGT Capital Management, where he was head of institutional sales for Germany. Investec's distribution in Austria is through an exclusive agreement with Raiffeisen Capital Management.
State Street Global Advisors has promoted Rick Lacaille to the new role of global chief investment officer. Based in London, Lacaille will manage SSgA's team of asset class CIOs including currency, fixed income, asset allocation, cash and equities. Lacaille joined SSgA in 2000 and was most recently chief investment officer for Europe. He reports to Scott Powers, president and chief executive officer of SSgA.
Cofunds has made five appointments to its UK intermediary support team. Stephen McPhillips has joined from James Hay as account manager for the Midlands, while Jon Payne, who joins from Lifetime (Norwich Union), will cover the South West as an account manager. Martin Duhig joins from Barclays Wealth as key account manager, to boost Cofunds' strategic relationships with bank and building society adviser groups. In addition, two sales consultants, Adam Kelly and Michael Campion, have joined the team.
Resolution Asset Management has appointed Tim Sweeting to the newly created post of head of alternatives. The fund manager - soon to rebrand as Ignis Asset Management following its merger with Pearl subsidiary Axial - is seeking to expand its presence in the alternative investments sphere, and Sweeting will assume responsibility for the global distribution of the business's alternatives products. He has more than 20 years' experience in financial markets, most recently at Credit Suisse, where he was managing director, head of absolute return strategies, EMEA distribution.
Stephen White has joined Cambridge Place Investment Management as chief investment officer for Europe. White was previously at Morgan Stanley, where, as a managing director in the company's securitised products group, he was responsible for the distribution and syndication of all asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities across Europe. Prior to that he was a senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman.
Offshore law firm Conyers Dill and Pearman has opened a Mauritius office, retaining the services of Nicolas Richard and Sameer Tegally (pictured), who will be based in Ebene, Mauritius. They will be supported by lawyers from the firm's Dubai and Singapore offices, with Mauritius experts expected to join the Hong Kong and London offices in due course.
International financial adviser network the VFS Group has promoted Thomas Wright to the post of managing director of VFS International and VFS Europe. In his new role, Wright will take over the day-to-day management of both companies, which focus on Africa and Spain, with the aim of expanding operations in a fast and profitable manner. Wright joined VFS 12 years ago and was most recently sales director for VFS International.
Investec Private Bank has strengthened its European Wealth Management team with the appointment of Jennifer Macintyre and Catherine Kirchmann as senior investment practitioners. Based in London, the pair will develop the bank's existing wealth management services and will report to Kim Hillier and Rob Gottlieb, joint heads of the division. Macintyre will focus on providing investment services to UK based ultra high net worth individuals and families, while Kirchmann will cater for high net worth individuals with a focus on South Africa.
Henrik Malmqvist has joined International Asset Management to head up the fund of hedge funds specialist's new Stockholm office. As director for the Stockholm office, Malmqvist will be responsible for developing a broader sales and distribution network while maintaining a continued focus on tailor-making fund of hedge funds investment solutions for institutional and private clients. He joins from ABN Amro Asset Management, where he worked in institutional sales for alternative investments.
Hedge fund specialist Aladdin Capital has appointed Neal Neilinger as vice chairman and chief investment officer. He joins from Calyon in London, where he served as global head of credit sales, trading and syndicate.
Stoxx, a major provider of European equity indices, has appointed Ricardo Manrique as chief executive officer. Manrique will identify strategic business initiatives, develop new licensing opportunities and position the Dow Jones Stoxx indices strategically. He will also be responsible for planning and the daily management of Stoxx. Manrique joins from Standard Bank, where he was responsible for Latin American derivatives sales and structuring.
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