Daily People Moves – 01 June

Asset Management

Investec Investec Asset Management has named Diya Lowe Head of South East Asia Institutional Sales.

Ironbark Asset Management has appointed Alan Kenny as Head of Client Solutions and Scott Baker as a Strategic Accounts and Research Relationship Manager.

Raiffeisen Switzerland has appointed Luca Cimasoni to take over the management in Italian-speaking Switzerland region.

Aviva Investors has appointed Paolo Sarno as Head of Wholesale, Southern Europe, with a focus on Italy. Sarno joins from La Financière de l’Echiquier, where he was Country Head.

Juan Landazabal, Global Head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trading is leaving DWS Group.

Heartwood Investment Management, has appointed Graham Bishop to look after Heartwood’s Balanced Investment Strategy, including the LF Heartwood Balanced Multi Asset fund.

Tse Capital has hired Bill Callanan as new Head of Investor Relations and Dusiness Development, (Americas).

Millennium Management unit Phenom Capital has hired Portfolio Manager Rick Biggs.

Winston Feng, an Analyst specializing in technology, media and telecommunications stocks, has left Holocene Advisors.

Portfolio manager Jeffrey Cho has joined Adage Capital.

Investor-relations specialist Harriet Alexander joined King Street Capital (Europe, Northern Europe).

IBD / Capital Markets

ABN Amro has appointed Christian Nolting and Nicolay Kuhnle as Directors in its Global Transportation & Logistics Asia-Pacific team (Asia).

SEB has appointed Ben Powell, to Head of Climate & Sustainable Finance business in Norway. He was previously Head of Funding for the International Finance Corporate, the private sector arm of the World Bank.


Chubb Ltd. has named Brad Watson and Barton Porter as Energy Industry Practice Leaders for their mid- and large-market business lines, respectively.

Axa has appointed Myriam Moufakkir as Chief Operating Officer of Asian Markets.

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. will reorganize and expand operations of Axis Re, and has made a series of appointments to start the process. At the same time Richard Milner, President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Axis Re, APAC and London; Peter Martin, Chief Pricing Actuary, Axis Re; and Stefan Habereder, Head of Portfolio Analytics and Strategic Services, Axis Re, will leave. The new leadership team includes, Jon Colello as President of North America; and Peter Kiernan will continue as President of Bermuda; Rob Smart, who was Head of International Reinsurance Accident and Health, has been appointed interim President of the newly created Global Markets division, which will house Axis Re Strategic Partners, the newly formed Specialty Re, and international business through the Lloyd’s platform. Jan Ekberg will continue as President of EMEA based in Zurich. Megan Thomas, recently named Chief Underwriting Officer, will lead the newly created reinsurance products team in New York, while Rob Looney, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, will lead reinsurance services in New York Victoria Westerberg continues as Head of Human Resources in Zurich.

McLarens has appointed Stuart Crofton as Head of its Property Loss Adjusting division in Australia. At the same time, Tom Murphy, formerly of Cunningham Lindsey, joins their Brisbane property team as Senior Adjuster and Arjun Masters, previously of FAS Global, joins as Financial Lines Executive Adjuster.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Janney Montgomery Scott has added three new advisors, including father-son team Leo Connors and Leo Connors, Jr. from Merrill Lynch as well as a 30-year industry veteran from Brown Advisory, Michael S. Federico.