Daily People Moves – 24 May

Financial Services Executive Moves

Asset Management

Bradesco Asset Management has hired Marcelo Nantes de Souza, an experienced fund manager from Ventor Investimentos as Head of Equities.

John Landau, former Head of Australasia at Janus Capital will join Causeway Capital Management taking over Asia Pacific distribution.

Northern Trust has named David I. Kim as Head of Sales for Corporate and Institutional business across the Asia-Pacific region, succeeding Angelo Calvitto who took over Northern Trust’s business in Australasia, earlier this year. Kim joins from BNY Mellon in Boston where he was Service Executive and Managing Director.

Bart Oldenkamp has joined Robeco as Head of Investment Solutions, from the beginning of July 2018. He will be responsible for expanding Robeco’s investment solutions business, including services such as fiduciary management and multi-asset solution products. Oldenkamp was previously MD Integrated Client Solutions at NN Investment Partners.

Manulife Asset Management has named Christos Tsaravas as MD and Head of Distribution for Switzerland. He was previously Director, Head of Institutional Clients, Switzerland with Deutsche Asset Management.

Peter Seilern-Aspang, Chairman and Director of Seilern Investment Management, has also taken over as Chief Investment Officer following the departure of ex-CIO Raphael Pitoun.

Amundi SGR, has appointed Federico Garofalo as Senior Sales ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta. He joins from Pioneer Investment Management SGR, where he was a senior sales manager institutional for nearly 13 years.

Alberto Diez has joined Dunas Capital as Senior Fixed Income Manager.

Martin Currie has hired Zehrid Osmani, to lead its Global Long-Term Unconstrained (GLTU) team, as they look to extend their presence in institutional and wholesale markets. He replaces Tom Walker, who has stepped down as part of a succession plan. Osmani joins from BlackRock where, he played a key part in building their successful European equity franchise.


Deutsche Bank has named David Lynne as Head of Global Transaction Banking in Asia Pacific (Asia).

Hedge Funds

BlueBay Asset Management has appointed Stephen Thariyan to the new role of Co-Head of Developed Markets, working alongside Mark Dowding. Tharian was most recently Global Head of Credit at Henderson Global Investors.

IBD / Capital Markets

Societe Generale has named Mark Liu Group Country Head, Taiwan (Asia), replacing Godwin Chang who retires on at the end of June this year. 

Credit Suisse has appointed Aditya Goenka as Head of Asia Pacific Financing Group (AFG) for India, replacing Ashish Gala, who is leaving the bank to pursue other interests.

Peter Zhang, will leave his position as MD, Regional Head of Corporate Loan Structuring, Asia Pacific Natixis after nearly ten years with the firm.

Liu Chang has left JP Morgan’s Equity Capital Markets Syndicate team.

Swiss bank UBS Group has appointed leaders for its Greater China business which is being formed by merging its China-focused investment banking teams, with Xuewen Bi, Head of Client Coverage Solutions at UBS Securities, and John Lee, the bank’s Vice Chairman of Asia, being appointed joint Heads of the Greater China business.

UBS Asset’s Head of Institutional Client Coverage for Southeast Asia James Yeo, has joined RHB Bank as Regional Head of M&A (Asia, Asia ex-Japan, Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia).


Markus Haefeli and Peter Schroeder, formerly managers at Zurich Insurance Group, have started Haefeli & Schroeder Financial Lines, providing corporate liability, professional liability, fidelity and cyber insurance policies, targeting corporate liability coverage, with a digital platform aimed at small- and medium-sized companies.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

BlackRock has named Venu Krishnamurthy Head of their new Digital Wealth unit. He joins from Citigroup, where he was U.S. Head of Citigold and Citi Priority client segments, as well as Citi Personal Wealth Management.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Carlyle Group LP has announced two senior hires on its Asian private equity team, with Robby Winarta joining as MD, to lead investment activities in Indonesia, and Long Hoang as a Director focused on deals in Vietnam.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

Piper Jaffray Companies has hired David Warnke as an MD in Equity Sales & Trading, with a focus on Healthcare. He joins from Cowen & Company, where he was an MD trading large-cap pharmaceutical, med-tech and small-cap biotech stocks.

BTIG Llc has appointed Analysts Gregory Lewis and Igor Levi to provide energy and shipping equity research coverage, both based in New York. Lewis, joins from Credit Suisse, and Levi, from Morgan Stanley.