Fidelity Investments announced that its Asset Management Chief, Charles Morrison, will leaving the company and that they will name a replacement in “the near term.”
QSuper Chief Investment Officer Brad Holzberger has announced his intention to retire at the end of September 2019.
Allfunds has announced three hires in its Singapore office; Oliver Stewart-Malir joins as Chief Operating Officer for Asia, from The Warranty Group in Japan. Vinita Badlani joins as Head of the Funds Groups for Asia., from Navigator, and Edwin Tan joins as new Head of Client Services for Asia, from Citco Fund Services.
Aberdeen Standard Investments has hired three people to fill newly created roles on its Japan team in Tokyo; Takashi Ikeya starts as Head of Institutional Sales in Japan; Jiro Hamaguchi starts in the newly created position of Head of Japanese Institutional Product Strategy and Solutions and Sayaka Iwase as Private Market Sales Specialist.
IBD / Capital Markets
HSBC has hired seven new bankers to expand its power, infrastructure and real estate businesses as part of a global push to serve clients across these industries, and reshuffled investment banking roles with a handful of internal appointments. Christian Hepp joins from Jones Lang LaSalle as Global co-Head of Real Estate, and Giulio Hoffmann as MD for power, utilities & renewables from Macquarie.
Four other hires will specialize in financing deals in the infrastructure and real estate group including Nicola Free, who becomes MD for IRG in London. Helen Li will become co-Head of IRG in Asia Pacific, working in Hong Kong. Internally the bank, has appointed Oliver Gibert as Global Head of Infrastracture in London. Kara Wang will co-Head the real estate team in Hong Kong, while Robert Todd will be Global Head of Power, Utilities and Renewables, based in London. In Asia Pacific, Chris Hignell will head Infrastructure and Transport, Services and Logistics out of Japan. Stuart Lea and Arturo Recio continue as co-heads of the IRG group globally.
Private Equity / Direct Investment
Equis Group has appointed Damian Secen as Partner. He will start in the newly created role in January 2019, and will oversee origination, investment and asset management. Secen joins from Macquarie where he was most recently MD in the Infrastructure and Real Assets team.