Daily People Moves – 11 January

Asset management

BMO Global Asset Management today announced the appointment of Derek Sasveld, in a newly created role as Investment Strategist.

Pimco portfolio manager Jeremie Banet is to retire from the firm to pursue personal interests.

Ingo Matthey has been appointed as M&G’s Head of Institutional Business Development for Germany, a newly created role.

Polar Capital has appointed Sandy Black from JO Hambro Capital Management as its Chief Investment Officer.

Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed George Szemere Head of Alternative Sales for the EMEA

Hedge Funds

Schroders has appointed Francisco Neto as the Account Manager for Spain and Portugal

Richard Buxton has stepped down as CEO of Merian Global Investors to focus on his fund management responsibilities.

Newton Investment Management has appointed Jin Philips as Head of trategic relationships for the EMEA region.

Kasper Elmgreen has joined from Nordea Asset Management as head of Amundi’s equity investment platform, based in Dublin.

Robeco has appointed Jamie Stuttard as co-head of its global fixed income macro team.

Thor Equities Group has promoted Toby Cooper and Luke Condon to Managing Director .

M&G has appointed Alex Araujo as Manager of its £2.2bn Global Themes fund as previous Manager and Director of global equities Jamie Horvat departs the firm. 

PIMCO has hired Rick Pagnani as Head of PIMCO’s ILS Business.

Hedge Funds

Longtime asset manager Jeffrey Vinik is to re-launch his hedge-fund firm Vinik Asset Management (VAM) after six years.


Krista Aburrow has joined EPIC Insurance Brokers Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate.

MetLife has named Michel A. Khalaf as new President and CEO (Americas).

Sompo Insurance (Thailand) has appointed Assistant Professor Chayanna Siripirom as its new CEO.

Mapfre has appointed Chris Smith as its new Chief Global Brokers Officer. 

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Ameriprise has hired two brokers from Hilliard Lyons, Angie Messer and Greg Rust.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

HP Wealth Management, has hired Rosemary Liang joins from UBS Singapore.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Pantheon has opened a Dublin office and appointed five staff to run its Irish operations. Stephen Branagan has been appointed CEO and Head of Ireland. Maeve Kelly has joined from Cantor Fitzgerald as Head of Compliance, Laura Kilduff has moved from HSBC Ireland to become Operational Risk Manager and Chief Risk Officer, while Sinead McQuaid has joined from Goldman Sachs as Senior Fund Accountant. Naomi Daly will chair Pantheon Ireland’s board.

Partners Group has hired former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown as an adviser.

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