David R. Cleary, CFA, will join Crow Point Partners as a Principal and Portfolio Manager and Head of their new Global Macro Strategies Group. He was previously Portfolio Manager and Global Head of the $26 billion Fixed Income Group at Lazard Asset Management.
Gina Kogelschatz and Olivier Wagener have joined Banque de Luxembourg Investments as Analysts and Strategists for their fixed income team. Kogelschatz will lead credit analysis, and Wagener will take over the strategy for the emerging markets.
BMO Global Asset Management has hired Morgane Delledonne as ETF Investment Strategist in EMEA.
VAM Funds has appointed Robert Gordon, as a Director of both VAM Funds (Lux) and VAM Managed Funds (Lux), subject to CSSF and shareholder approval.
Michael Stiasny will succeed Richard Hughes as M&G UK Income Distribution fund, Portfolio Manager from the beginning of April next year. Stiasny joins Sam Ford as co-deputy manager of the fund immediately.
John Gee-Grant, will join QMA to lead international sales and consultant relations. Gee-Grant left BlackRock in February, after 30 years.
Jean-François Bay has joined La Financière de l’Echiquier as Strategy, Development and International Director, and as a member of the executive committee, he will be responsible for building a strategic plan to strengthen their presence across its customers’ networks in France and in international markets – wealth management advisors, institutional investors, private banks and family offices.
Michael Arrington has established a new $100 million hedge fund denominated in XRP, the digital currency issued by distributed ledger pioneer Ripple. The new fund will reside in a new asset management firm named Arrington XRP Capital.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
Citi Private Bank has appointed Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker.
Merck Finck has appointed Daniel Sauerzapf as Head of Central Region from the beginning of Janaury next year. Sauerzapf joins from Vertiva Family Office, where he was MD.
Berenberg has named Stefan Böhmerle as new branch manager in Stuttgart, succeeding Oliver Holtz, who resigned in July.
Brown Shipley has appointed Andrew Butler-Cassar in a new role as Head of its London office.
Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research
Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange, will leave the exchange “with immediate effect”, a year ahead of his scheduled departure, following an ongoing disagreement with the board and a shareholder over his departure date.