Here is a breakdown of the key moves and promotions this month
NAME: BILL MUYSKEN
TO: THAMES RIVER CAPITAL
FROM: MERCER INVESTMENT CONSULTING
Thames River Capital has hired Bill Muysken as a portfolio manager for its multi manager hedge fund division. Muysken, who is currently global head of research at Mercer Investment Consulting, has advised clients in 20 different countries, and has been researching currency and global macro managers for over ten years. Charlie Porter, chief executive of Thames River Capital, said: "Bill brings a depth of experience in manager research that will allow him to make a valuable contribution to our existing multi manager product range as well as assisting the team in the development of new products for the institutional market."
NAME: NICK KERSHAW
Nick Kershaw has been appointed managing partner of the Jersey legal practice of Ogier. Kershaw has been a partner at Ogier for ten years, having joined from Clifford Chance in London. Over the last five years he has been a member of the group executive board and the group strategy board. As chairman of the legal sub-committee of the Jersey Funds Association, Kershaw was instrumental in the introduction of the Jersey Expert Fund. He succeeds Sarah Fitz who has been managing partner since 2000.
NAME: RICHARD SUMMERFIELD
TO: STANDARD BANK OFFSHORE
FROM: ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES
Standard Bank Offshore has appointed Richard Summerfield as its new director of human resources. Based in Jersey, Summerfield will drive the HR strategy for the offshore group across the three islands of Jersey, Isle of Man and Mauritius. Prior to joining the bank, he worked as an HR consultant for Zurich Financial Services where he was most recently responsible for overseeing its UK recruitment operations.
NAME: CHRISTIAN DESEGLISE
TO: HSBC INVESTMENTS
FROM: HSBC INVESTMENTS
HSBC Investments has appointed Christian Deseglise to the new position of global head of emerging markets business. In this role, he will be responsible for the ongoing development of the emerging markets business of HSBC's Group Investment Business worldwide. Deseglise joined HSBC Investments in January 2004 to develop a strategy for emerging markets. He will remain based in New York, reporting to Farley Thomas, global head of business development, and Steve Baker, chief executive of HSBC Investments (USA).
NAME: CHRISTOPH MANSER
TO: AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS
FROM: WINTERTHUR INSURANCE
AXA Investment Managers has appointed Christoph Manser as head of hedge fund activities. In this role, Manser will be responsible for managing its funds of hedge funds and of its single hedge fund platform. He will also support the development of hedge fund activities in the other investment franchises of the AXA Investment Managers Group. Manser joins the company from Winterthur Insurance, Switzerland, where he was head of alternative investments, in charge of hedge fund and private equity investments.
NAME: MIKE WOOLLEY
TO: NEPTUNE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Mike Woolley has joined Neptune Investment Management as business development manager. Reporting to Adam Hughes, head of intermediary sales at Neptune, Woolley is responsible for developing the company's distribution across the South-East region. Prior to joining Neptune, he spent two years as a field account manager with Prudential, selling both onshore and offshore M&G funds.
NAME: KATHERINE GARRETT-COX
TO: ALLIANCE TRUST
FROM: MORLEY FUND MANAGEMENT
Garrett-Cox will join investment company Alliance Trust as a group executive director and chief investment officer in May 2007. Garrett-Cox will make the move from Morley Fund Management where she is currently chief investment officer. Alan Harden, chief executive of Alliance Trust, said, "Katherine's strong experience in asset allocation, her far-sighted strategic approach and evident investment skills set her apart from the other candidates. She will also help lead the development of our growing asset management business and her broader perspective will be invaluable as we shape our strategy for the future." Adrian Jarvis will take on the role of interim chief investment officer at Morley when Garrett-Cox leaves in March.
NAME: MAREK SIWICKI
FROM: AON CONSULTING
Gartmore has announced the appointment of Marek Siwicki as head of consultant relationships. Siwicki. who has over 10 years experience of working in the institutional investment industry, will report to Angus Woolhouse, head of global institutional at Gartmore. He joins from Aon Consulting where he has been a senior investment consultant since 1999, working across a wide range of UK pension scheme clients.
NAME: TERRY EWING
TO: RESOLUTION ASSET MANAGEMENT
FROM: OLD MUTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Resolution Asset Management has appointed Terry Ewing as co-head of US equities as part of its drive to bolster its North American fund proposition. Ewing, who will run the US equities desk with co-head Alison Porter, was previously at Old Mutual Asset Management in London, where he managed the OMAM US Select Equity Fund. The fund, launched in April 2004, was ranked 13 out of a universe of 81 funds while under Ewing's tenure, returning 21.73% against the North American median of 15.49%.
Jonathan Polin, sales and marketing director at Resolution Asset Management, said: "Terry is a talented fund manager with an impressive track record and we are always keen to enhance our capability when good people become available. We are very confident that Terry will help us build a strong reputation for management of US equities."
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Organisation led by Johnny Timpson
From 1 April 2019
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