Daily People Moves – 20 December

Plane landing at airport

Hedge Funds

ExodusPoint has poached Todd Brick, a Portfolio Manager and former Director of Alpha Capture and Data Strategy at quantitative hedge fund Engineers Gate.

One of Steve Cohen’s top Quant Portfolio Managers, Michael Graves, at Cubist Systematic, resigned last week.

FundRock has appointed Xavier Parain as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 7 January 2019.

Trium Capital, the London-based alternative asset manager, has launched the Trium European Equity Market Neutral UCITS Fund which will be co-managed by Nikki Martin and Tom Ayres, who have successfully refined and implemented the strategy at leading investment houses, including BlueCrest.


Alliant Insurance Services, the U.S specialty insurance brokerage firm, has hired Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) William Callahan as Senior Vice President.

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Kevin Rehnberg as Chief Administrative Officer.

Crawford & Company has appointed Andrew Bart, President of Crawford Australia and Asia Pacific, (pictured) as Global President of its Global Technical Services division.

RSA Group has appointed Neil Strickland as Director of its new Commercial Customer Experience function.

David Jacob, Head of Marsh’s Asia business, will continue to lead the combined group after the completion of its acquisition of JLT early next year, while Dominic Samengo-Turner, JLT’s Asia head, will become CEO of Marsh-JLT Specialty in Asia. Alan Cheah, Marsh’s Chairman of Asia, will be appointed Chairman of Asia for the combined group, while James Addington-Smith, Asia Specialty Leader for Marsh, will become CEO of Asean, a sub-region of Asia. Nick Harris, CEO of Australia and New Zealand for JLT, has been appointed CEO of Pacific for the combined group. Scott Leney, Marsh Pacific Chief Executive, becomes CEO of Australia; and Andre Louw, Chairman of Australia and New Zealand for JLT, becomes Chairman of Pacific for Marsh. Josh Roach, Marsh’s Specialty Leader for Pacific, becomes Head of Marsh-JLT Specialty for Pacific. Dominic Burke, CEO of JLT Group, in addition to becoming vice-chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies and a member of the MMC executive committee, becomes Chairman of Marsh-JLT Specialty and Lucy Clarke becomes President of Marsh-JLT Specialty.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Credit Suisse has poached Dominique Leimer from arch-rival UBS to head its private wealth unit in Saudi Arabia as the Zurich-based bank expands in the kingdom.