Joseph Wong has joined Wells Fargo Asset Management’s, 27-member Multi-Asset team. He was previously a Director of Asset Allocation at Ameriprise Financial.
Polar Capital will launch a fourth fund for its Emerging Markets team this January. The Asia Stars fund will be an open-ended fund specialising in Asian equities, and will managed by Jorry Nøddekær and his team who joined from Nordea.
Sycomore Asset Management has appointed Damien Mariette as Senior Portfolio Manager for European equities. Mariette was previously Portfolio Manager for Equities, at Fonds de Garantie Automobile.
Morningstar has promoted UK CEO Mark Roomans to a new role as Head of EMEA.
Michael Phelps, BlackRock’s former Head of European Fundamental Credit is preparing to launch his own hedge fund, Tresidor Investment Management in the second quarter of 2019.
Trium Capital has appointed Angus Chiang to manage a new Asia ex-Japan long/short equity portfolio. Chiang previously co-managed the Pelargos Asia Alpha Fund.
IBD / Capital Markets
Philippe Drouin, has been named Head of Consumer Products and Retail for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at UBS.
Asia Capital Reinsurance Group, has appointed Soeren Soltysiak as Chief Underwriting Officer of Treaty, and Ronnie Tong as CUO of Facultative and Specialty Business.
Lucy Forcey, has been appointed Senior Underwriter for AmTrust at Lloyd’s (ATL) Syndicate 1861.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
RBC has poached a Merrill Lynch team, which includes Nick Ciriello, MD and Financial Advisor; Elizabeth Zimmer, Associate Financial Advisor; and Richard Petrie, Senior Registered Client Associate.
HSBC Private Banking in Singapore has announced several key appointments for its investment services and product solutions team. The new additions include: Tay Li Choo, Head of Fixed Income, ISPS, SEA; Justin Bramley, Head of Investment Counsellors, ISPS, SEA; Roy Teo, Head of FX and Commodities, ISPS, SEA.
Standard Chartered Private Bank has appointed Armando Rosselli to the new role of Head of Wealth Advisory and UK Resident non-Domiciled Clients.
Weatherbys Private Bank has hired senior banker, Aidan Faik from C Hoare & Co.
Vontobel has has tasked Georg von Wattenwyl with winning business among independent asset managers. He has been responsible for Vontobel’s financial products, advisory and distribution unit for the past 11 years.