Daily People Moves – 29 March

Global Sage executive recruitment

Asset Management

MFS Investment Management has hired Chopin Zhou as Director of Business Development and Relationship Management for China of its wholly-owned subsidiary, MFS Financial Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

Latitude Investment Management, has appointed Alex Robins as Head of Institutional Clients. to the firm. He was previously Senior Product Manager at Sarasin & Partners LLP.

Jean-François Bay, who was Head of Strategy, Business Development and International at La Financière de l’Echiquier, has left the firm.

State Street Global Advisors has appointed Kathleen Gallagher as Head of ETF Model Portfolios for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, responsible for bringing institutional products from Street Global Advisors to the intermediary market primarily through managed ETF portfolios.

Amplegest has appointed Jean-François Castellani as Head of Business Development for its asset management segment, where he will work alongside Alain Ferry who holds the same position. Castellani joins from Barclays Capital where was Sales Director for Quantitative Index Solutions and Structured Products on the French market.


Allianz Bank Financial Advisors’ board of directors has appointed Paola Pietrafesa as CEO and GM, succeeding Giacomo Campora.

Hedge Funds

Simon Finch has joined Man Group unit as Chief Investment Officer of Credit (Europe). He joins from London-based asset management firm CQS, where he was CIO.

Deutsche Bank’s Head of Rates and Foreign Exchange Sam Wisnia has moved to hedge fund Eisler Capital.

IBD / Capital Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has appointed Jason Prior as Global Head of Oil and Gas Trading replacing George Cultraro, who will become co-Head of the commodities business.

JPMorgan Chase & Co has appointed James Roddy Global co-Head of Diversified Industries and Head of its North America diversified industries group within its investment banking division., succeeding David Walker who has become Vice Chairman of Investment Banking.


AIA Singapore has appointed Gunawan Chiu Wu Pin as Chief Technology Officer, where he will play a key role in their digital transformation, driving and developing digital initiatives to increase overall efficiencies and productivity of the company to meet customers’ needs.

Willis Group Holdings plc has appointed Simon Weaver as CEO of its Singapore office, and to the newly-created role of regional CEO for south-east Asia.

Cigna New Zealand has appointed Gail Costa as CEO moving her from her current role as Chief Executive of Cigna’s Joint Venture business with QNB Finansbank in Turkey.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

George Rupp will join JCR Capital as MD of Capital Formation. He was most recently a senior member of the institutional client relations and business development group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

ABC International has hired Fanky Miu as their new Head of Fixed Income from ICBC International in Hong Kong, where he was an Executive Director and Senior Relationship Manager in Fixed Income.