Daily People Moves – 20 November

New York Banking Careers

Asset Management

Fidelity Investments has named technology executive Steve Neff to run its big asset management division, replacing Charlie Morrison, who has announced his retirement.

AllianceBernstein has lost two senior leaders from its fixed income team, with their Global Head of Fixed Income Product Management, Meghan Dacey, leaving the firm, and Senior Vice President and Credit Portfolio Manager Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky retiring.

Schroders has appointed Amy Cho as CEO for its Hong Kong business, succeeding Chris Durack who is returning to Australia to assume the position of CEO Australia.

BlackRock has appointed Jens van Egmond as Head of EMEA LDI Strategy Netherlands. He joins from Cardano Risk Management.

ODDO BHF AM has appointed Markus Geiger as Head of Private Debt.

J. P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Camilla McKane to lead its UK Platforms and Life Companies sales team within the group’s UK funds business, replacing Andrea Hohlachoff who left earlier this year.

Invesco has appointed Josette Rizk as Sales Director of its Middle East Institutional team. She was most recently at BMO Asset Management in Dubai.

IBD / Capital Markets

Nomura Holdings Inc. has hired Jwalant Nanavati from BNP Paribas SA to head telecommunications, media and technology dealmaking in Asia excluding Japan.

Moelis Australia has hired Credit Suisse’s Andrew Wilson as an MD in its Investment Banking division.

RBC Capital Markets has hired ex-Morgan Stanley Sales and Trading executive Jas Sandhu. Sandhu will be based in London and run algorithmic trading across the bank’s cash equities and exchange traded fund desks.


Ascot has appointed John O’Brien as Executive Vice President and Head of Environmental. He was previously President of environmental businesses at both Ironshore and AIG.

Future Generali India Insurance has appointed Shreeraj Deshpande, Head of Operations, Customer Service and Health Insurance, as Interim Principal Officer, to replace Krishnamoorthy Rao who takes over the role of Chief Executive of MPI Generali.

FWD Group, has announced the upcoming retirement of David Wong. its CEO: Hong Kong & Macau and Executive Vice President, Greater China region and named Ken Lau as his designated successor.

International General Insurance, has appointed Nasser Zagha as Chief Technology Officer, a newly-created role. Nasser joins from the Bank of Jordan, where he served as Head of Information Technology.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Stifel has picked up eight brokers who oversaw $1.44 billion from Wells Fargo, including advisors Kyle Adams, Dick Niemiec, and Lisa Reichert. Former Wells Fargo advisors Rick Hueter and Todd Winter have joined Stifel in a new Private Client Group office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Advisor William Scott joins Stifel in Florham Park, New Jersey and in upstate New York, James Gregg joins the regional BD’s Syracuse office. Frank Nightingale, who oversaw $111 million at Wells Fargo, has joined Stifel’s Scottsdale, Arizona, branch.

Raiffeisen’s board has quickly replaced CEO Patrik Gisel, and named Heinz Huber as new CEO.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Warburg Pincus LLC has hired industry veteran Gregory Wells to build a new real-estate credit platform for Asia Pacific. He joins from global real estate investment firm Forum Partners, where he was the MD and Head of Asia Pacific.

3i has hired Simon Andersen as Digital Director, as well as five further hires across its Private Equity business in Europe and North America. He joins from Marks and Spencer, where he was Head of Digital International. Zack Shaftal has joined as a Senior Associate based in New York, from Madison Dearborn Partners; Jake Behrman has joined as an Associate in New York from Metalmark Capital; Flore Van Schaik has joined as an Associate in Amsterdam from JP Morgan in London; Inka Berglar has joined as an Associate in Frankfurt, from Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London; Jacques-Henry Grislain has joined as an Associate in Paris, from Cambridge Crops;

Massimiliano Ruggieri, Morgan Stanley’s Head of Investment Banking for Italy, has been promoted to run financial sponsors for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, filling the role left vacant by Kamal Jabre.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

Jefferies has appointed Fred Jallot as Head of Fixed Income, Europe. Tim Cronin, who is currently Head of Fixed Income, Europe, will relinquish this role and continue to serve as President of Jefferies International Limited.

Sovereign Wealth Fund

ABN Amro’s former Head of Manager Research Olivier Couvreur has joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.