Daily People Moves – 6 December

Asset Management

Covenant Capital has made four hires as it builds out its operations; Tshua Ngee has been appointed Head of Fixed Income and Lawrence Chin, Sean Chee and Beverly Chin have been hired as Relationship Managers.

Asset Manager StarCapital has appointed Florian Mende as Head of Wholesale Sales. He was previously at the Fürstlich Castell’schen Bank.

BlueBay Asset Management has named Citywire AAA-rated Mark Dowding as its new Chief Investment Officer. He succeeds Raphael Robelin, who becomes Head of Multi-Asset Credit.

Vanguard has appointed Chris Hofmann as Senior ETF Sales Specialist for the German and Austrian market.

Janus Henderson has hired UBS Chief Investment Officer Michael Ho as Head Multi-Asset and Alternative Investment.

Ossiam , Natixis Investment Managers has appointed Aous Labbane, Head of Business Development, and Alexandre Duriez , co-Head of Investment Management and Research.

Apo Asset Management has appointed Marc Momberg, formerly the interim Head of Portfolio Management, on a permanent basis.

IBD / Capital Markets

Mesirow Financial has promoted Melanie Yermack to Director of the firm’s Investment Banking group and Christopher Yike  to Vice President.

Harris Williams, has named Kelly McPhilliamy as an MD and William McBride as a Vice President in their consumer group.

Evercore Inc has hired Zaheed Kajani from Citigroup as a Senior Managing Director focused on covering the internet and digital media sector.

Jack Regan, the AMP executive who faced a grilling in the financial services royal commission, has turned his extended leave into retirement.


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Daniel Vetter to the newly created role of Head of Excess & Surplus (E&S) for North America.

Hamilton Insurance Group has hired Michael Papamichael as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development from Sirius Group.

Syndicate Holding Corp, has appointed Richard Milner to the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer, VIBE Reinsurance (VIBE Re). Milner joins from AXIS Re.

AIG has appointed Sachin Shah as Chief Executive of its Asia-Pacific business.

Insurer MetLife has appointed new leaders for Japan and the EMEA region following the departure of Sachin Shah, Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife Japan. He will be replaced by Eric Clurfain, who is currently the Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Bank of America Corp. has appointed two Wealth-Management Executives, Katy Knox, President of U.S. Trust, and Andy Sieg, Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to its management team, two months after the unexpected death of Terry Laughlin.

Deutsche Bank has appointed Claudio de Sanctis as the new Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd.

Sandaire has hired Janet Tarbet, formerly Head of Clients and Chief Operating Officer at Signia Wealth, as Client Relationship Director.


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