Daily People Moves – 20 March

Movement of financial services executives

Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors has promoted Rory Tobin to a global role overseeing its exchange traded fund business.

Santalucía has named Gonzalo Meseguer General Director for its asset management division. He joins from BBVA Asset Management where he was Marketing and Commercial Director.

Degroof Petercam has appointed Joachim Van der Meiren as Investment and Portfolio Management Analyst for their family office department launched in April 2017.

Heartwood Investment Management, has hired Alistair Campbell and Nikki Howes as additional Investment Associates and Siobhan Pandya as Head of Investment Communications.

Campbell previously worked as a Portfolio Manager at Sarasin & Partners, focused on liquid hedge fund strategies, while Howes was at JP Morgan in the investment banking division. Pandya moves from M&G Investments where she was Head of Equities Market Content.

Momentum Pensions has named Craig Cheyne to head up the UK arm of its business as managing director (Europe, Northern Europe). He has been a Director and Group Head of Sales at the company since 2013.

Hedge Funds

Thorkild Juncker has retired from his position as Partner and co-Head of Investor Relations at Capula Investment Management and his duties have been assumed by other members of the firm’s investor relations team.

Former McKinsey & Co. consultant Doug Haynes who was hired to clean up Point72 Asset Management four years ago, has resigned amid accusations of running the firm as a “boys’ club” discriminating against women and paying them less than their male counterparts, and a lawsuit against Point72, Haynes and Cohen.

IBD / Capital Markets

ASGARD Partners & Co has appointed Christopher Machen to lead its new Boston office. He will also join their advisory group as a senior member. Machen moves from GCP Applied Technologies where he was Director of Corporate Development and Strategy.

Guggenheim Securities,  has appointed Michael Schmidt, as a Senior Analyst and Senior Managing Director in their expanding Healthcare Research team. He will focus on coverage of Biotech companies, working closely with our growing therapeutics team.

Credit Suisse has appointed Sergio Morita as Head of Syndication and Distribution in its Asia-Pacific financing group, replacing Ashish Sharma.

Barclays PLC BARC has appointed Ian Cheshire as Chairman of Barclays Bank UK PLC, and Gerry Grimstone Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has appointed Robert Bowman as Mid-Atlantic Region Managing Director, Business Development in Philadelphia, where he will direct leadership for all new business activities, business development teams, and local marketing efforts from Philadelphia south through Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.

Grace Barki, an MD and Senior Private Banker covering Southeast Asia has left Swiss Pictet.

ING has named Cathy Duncan as Head of Wealth Business in Australia. She joins ING from Suncorp, where she was Executive Manager.

Steffen Selbach has joined the board of Deka Vermögensmanagement, as chairman the group readies to rebrand the wealth management unit next month.

Brooks Macdonald has promoted Michael Barr to Investment Director.  He currently manages bespoke discretionary portfolios on behalf of a range of clients. The firm has also appointed Lee Crowe to develop business in Scotland and he joins the AIM Portfolio Service management team and sits on the UK stocks research team.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

Michela Ferrulli has rejoined Citigroup as Head of Equities Sales and Sales Trading for central and eastern Europe and the Middle East. She has spent the last seven years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.