Daily People Moves – 15 November

Asset Management

Manulife Asset Management has named Morten Simonsen as Managing Director and Head of Distribution for Northern Europe. He was previously Head of Nordic Region and CEO, Denmark with Pioneer Investments.

Aegon has appointed former Fidelity Strategy Head Ed Dymott to develop its proposition and look for new platform opportunities. Dymott has become Aegon’s Managing Director for Transformation, Innovation and Growth.

Lazard Asset Management has appointed Daniela Weissenborn as Head of Third Party Sales for Germany and Austria, effective 1 January 2019. She succeeds Josef Scarfone, who left the company after four and a half years for personal reasons at the end of August 2018. Weissenborn joins from Metzler Asset Management.


Citi has appointed Fabio Fontainha as Head of Retail Banking for Asia Pacific and EMEA. Fontainha was ASEAN Cluster Head for the Asia Pacific Consumer Banking business since December 2016.

Fund of Funds

LGT Group’s Head of Fund Selection, Andrea Ferch, has been appointed as the group’s Head of Sustainable Investing. Ferch, who assumed the position on 1 October 2018, is replaced by Reto Egli, who has worked as a Fund Analyst at the firm for many years.


Bermuda-based Hamilton Re has appointed David Roache to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Head of Risk XS. Roache joins Hamilton Re from Hiscox Re where he was Head of Risk XS worldwide.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group, has appointed Simon Tardif as Head Aviation Canada, effective 29 October 2018.

Canopius has hired Rachel Sabbarton as a Senior Underwriter within its Energy team. She joins from Beazley Group, where she was Deputy Head of Energy.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) today appointed a new Deputy Chief Executive to take over ring-fenced bank Natwest Holdings. Alison Rose, who serves as the Chief Executive of Commercial and Private Banking, will take on the new role from the beginning of December.


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