Daily People Moves – 18 December

Daily People Moves in Financial Services

Asset Management

Tamara Jackson will rejoin BNP Paribas Asset Management as Director of Institutional Business Development for the US western region. She returns from Amundi Smith Breeden.

Loraine McEvoy is joining Jennison Associates as Global Head of Distribution Ms McEvoy moves from ClearBridge Investments.

Timothy Wright has joined Guggenheim Investments as Head of Strategy. He moves from Deutsche Asset management.

Saverio Massi Benedetti has been appointed Portfolio Manager of the Supply Chain Fund Groupama Asset Management Sgr. Benedetti joins from P&G Sgr.

WisdomTree has hired Jarrett Lilien as Head of Emerging Technologies, a new role at the firm.


Singaporean bank DBS has appointed Ajay Mathur as Head of Consumer Banking Group and Wealth Management for its Hong Kong business. He succeeds Royce Teo, who is returning to Singapore.

Family Office

Stonehage Fleming, has appointed Anastasia Shvetsova as a Senior Associate. She joins from JPMorgan.

Hedge Funds

Dan Sundheim, formerly Chief Investment Officer at Viking Global Investors, is understood to be launching a hedge fund called D1 Capital in 2018. It is rumoured to be one of the biggest in recent history and could raise more than $1 billion when it launches in the second half of next year.

John Griffin will close his $6 billion Blue Ridge Capital, closing a 30 year career in hedge funds.

David Glockner, formerly the top Securities & Exchange Commission official in the Midwest and once top prosecutor under former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has joined Citadel as Chief Compliance Officer.


Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, GmbH has appointed Iain MacLeod, Senior Vice President, Country Manager, Australia, where he will report to Mr Michael Garrison, President, Asia-Pacific.

Swiss Re has announced that Group Chief Strategy Officer, John Dacey, will succeed David Cole as Group Chief Financial Officer, from the beginning of April 2018.

Aon Benfield have appointed Rupert Evans as a Broker in their Credit & Financial Risks team. He was most recently an Assistant Underwriter in Liberty Specialty Markets’, Treaty Specialty division.

HDI have announced a number of leadership changes in Property, Power & Energy and Marine (Asia, Asia ex-Japan, Australasia) with Kai Brueggemann, Underwriting Manager for Property and Marine in Australasia, leaving Australia in February 2018 to take up a new international leadership role within the Group. Dale SGraf has been appointed as new Underwriting Manager Property Australasia and Alex Hind will head up the new dedicated business line for Energy business as Underwriting Manager Power & Energy Australasia. Joel Mitchell will be the new Underwriting Manager Marine Australasia.

Allianz Partners has appointed Paula Covey as Chief Marketing Officer for Health, in a “dual role” responsible for marketing Allianz Partners’ international health business under the Allianz Care brand, and also helping to drive their plans to grow health activities and services across all of its lines of business.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Mercer have added Rich Nuzum to its leadership team as President of their Global Wealth business, effective immediately.

UBS has made several key changes to their team which caters to the ultra-wealthy in Hong Kong, with Jean-Claude Humair  becoming Head Investment Platforms and Solutions, Asia-Pacific, succeeding Matthew Rule, who will run distribution in the region. In knock-on impact from the move; Adeline Chien  becomes a Regional Market Manager of domestic Hong Kong, and LH Koh becomes Regional Market Manager for domestic Hong Kong and International Japanese clients.

UBS has made three senior hires with Marin Blessing becoming President of its Wealth Management Division, Axel Lehmann, President Personal & Corporate Banking and President Switzerland and Sabine Keller-Busse becoming Chief Operating Officer from January 2018. Blessing succeeds Jürg Zeltner, who retire from the executive board at year end.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Aquila Capital has expanded its real estate team appointing Olaf Bruns to lead Fund and Asset Management of Real Estate Projects and Michael Husung joining join the Client Advisory team.