Daily People Moves – 4 December

Asset Management

Franklin Templeton has confirmed the new fund roles of Sonal Desai and Calvin Ho ahead of Desai becoming Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s Fixed Income Group on 31 December.

Redmayne Bentley continues to expand with two hires to its investment management team in Leeds. Investment Manager Ian Booth joins from Brewin Dolphin and Investment Management Department Manager Stuart Ryan migrates from Rayner Spencer Mills.

Kames Capital’s Co-Head of fixed income Stephen Snowden and Head of High Yield David Ennett are set to join Artemis next year.

Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities fund, is leaving Neptune to set up his own fund firm.

Pictet Asset Management , the asset management division of the Pictet group, announces the appointment of Paolo Paschetta as the new Country Head for Italy.

Capital Group has appointed Karolyn Krekic and Matthias Mohr as Managing Directors for Financial Intermediaries in Germany.

Axa Investment Manager has named Alexandre Fade and David Shaw as Co-Leads on its €1.27 billion global convertible bond fund in the wake of Marc Basselier joining Union Bancaire Privée.

BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Franck Nicolas as Senior Client Solution Manager to join the firm’s Multi Asset, Quantitative & Solutions investment group.

Hedge Funds

Investment bank Moelis & Co said on Monday it has hired Executive, Ted Moon, from the world’s largest index fund manager, BlackRock Inc, as well as a hedge fund professional, Peter da Silva Vint, for its team advising companies facing activist shareholders.

IBD / Capital Markets

Houlihan Lokey, the global investment bank, today announced that Steven M. Cramer has joined the Technology, Media, & Telecom Group as a Managing Director to oversee the gaming sector.

Greenhill & Co., Inc a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Naeem Merchant will join the Firm in New York as a Managing Director in health care.

Harman Dhami is joining Rabobank, according to sources, after around two years out of the market.

Director, Jon Murray, has left Deutsche Bank for a far more fancy job at Mizuho.


Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal, has appointed Paul Lucas as Chief Actuary, International.

James Tan has chosen to step down from the role of Chief Executive, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Safra Sarasin is hiring a new Head for Wealthy Clients and Head of Private Banking for Domestic Clients, Raphael Alder, in Zurich.

In August, Deutsche Bank poached Claudio de Sanctis from Credit Suisse.

National advice firm Ascot Lloyd has appointed Michael Covell as its Chairman.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg has hired Iason Ioannidis from STX Fixed Income as a Senior Banker to work in the bank’s sovereign supranational and agencies team.

One of Credit Suisse’s top London Sales Traders, Jamie Knowles, has just handed in his resignation – apparently for Bank of America.


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