Daily People Moves – 29 November

Asset Management

Former Quantopian Inc. Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Larkin has joined Columbia University’s $11 billion endowment as a Managing Director.

Aviva Investors has appointed Aaron Armstrong to the newly created role of Portfolio Manager, global emerging market equities, as the firm continues to bolster its equities offering.

Scotland’s second-largest pension fund has named Doug Heron as its new Chief Executive, who will replace Clare Scott at the end of the year.

DWS has announced that Jon Eilbeck and Thorsten Michalik, both longstanding DWS employees, will step down from their respective roles as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of the global coverage group at the end of this month. Mark Cullen, who has worked at Deutsche Bank for 26 years – most recently as Global Head of Group Audit – will assume the COO role. Meanwhile Dirk Goergen, who joins DWS from Deutsche’s private and commercial bank, will become Head of its Emea Coverage.

AXA Investment Managers has appointed Robert Price as Portfolio Manager in the Buy and Maintain Fixed Income team.

Asset Management, Hedge Funds

RPMI Railpen, which manages about £28bn for the UK’s railway industry pension schemes, has recruited a private-markets expert, Andrea Ash,  from another of the country’s largest in-house pensions managers.

Hedge Funds

BNP Paribas Securities Services has hired Caleb Wong in a newly-created role as Head of Alternative Investors for Asia-Pacific.

IBD / Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank’s Head of the Americas, Tom Patrick, is likely to leave the bank, possibly by the end of the year.


Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has promoted Liam Chan to the position of Senior Vice President, Casualty & Specialty.

Chubb has appointed Angela Hunter to the role of Country President for Chubb Life in Thailand.

CNA Hardy, a UK specialist commercial re/insurer, has announced that Carl Day has been appointed to the role of Active Underwriter for Lloyd’s Syndicate 382.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Bank of Singapore confirms it has had three resignations from its International Markets desk in Singapore; Philippe KerkhovenThomas Seiler and Liron Lev are all currently serving notice.