Dan Watkins has been named CEO of Asia Pacific for J.P. Morgan Asset Management taking over from Michael Falcon who will leave the firm to pursue other opportunities.
Wells Fargo Asset Management has announced a number of significant appointments to its International Distribution team. Sylvain Agar has been named Head of International Financial Institutions; Maja Jankovic as Director for WFAM International Business Development; Matt Craddock as a Director on its Institutional Client and Consultant Relations team; and Gabriel Gilarranz as a Senior Associate, responsible for Consultant Relations coverage in EMEA.
Kempen Capital Management has strengthened its UK team with two new appointments in newly created roles; Alastair Greenlees as Senior Investment Strategist and Craig Stevenson as Consultant Relations Director.
Russell Investments has named Chris Davies as Head of UK Distribution for Retail and Wholesale. He joins from Candriam Investors Group.
Amundi has appointed Philip Philippides as Head of Third Party Distribution for UK.
IBD / Capital Markets
UBS veteran James Palmer has been appointed Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Credit Suisse.
Santander has hired Conor Hennebry to head its European Debt Capital Markets business. He joins from Deutsche Bank.
Star Stone Group has appointed John Hendrickson as its new Group CEO, succeeding Demian Smith, who resigned in September 2018. Hendrickson was most recently Director of Strategy, Risk Management and Corporate Development of Validus Group.
Willis Towers Watson has established a new Resolutions team to support financial recovery efforts related to its clients’ most significant, complex and contested insurance claims; the team will be led by Executive Vice President Rob Lane, and consists of five former practicing coverage attorneys with expertise in all major lines of business and insurance markets, and includes Jim Dorion, Head of Liability Claim Consulting and Carrier Relations; Henry Daar, Leader for National Property Claims; Brian Weiss, Head of Claims and Legal Group, FINEX; and Will Eustace, Head Casualty Coverage Officer.
iX Technology Group, has announced the appointment of Sally Coryn as Executive Chairman. She joins from Canopius where she was Head of Corporate Development.
Private Equity / Direct Investment
Eaton Partners, has made several key hires, across geographies, to better serve clients in the private capital markets. Hudson Collins joins as Vice President of Distribution, based in New York. Collins joins from MVision Private Equity Advisers; David Krueger joins Eaton Partners as Vice President of Secondary Advisory in the New York office and joins from GCA Advisors; Thomas Holmstrom joins as Associate of Project Management in the New York office, from Albourne Partners; Ryan Kane joins as Vice President of Distribution, based in Chicago, from Grant Park Funds; Xiaoyan Shu joins as Director of Distribution in the Shanghai office, from Citigroup Markets & Securities Services in China; Raghav Kaushik joins as Senior Analyst of Project Management in Hong Kong and was most recently at Evercore Partners.