Daily People Moves – 28 February

Tracking daily movement of financial services executives

Asset Management

Oppenheimer gatekeeper Gaal Surugeon will join Brookfield Asset Management as a portfolio manager.

Michelle Scrimgeour, Columbia Threadneedle’s CEO for Emea business, has resigned to join Legal & General as Chief Executive of its investment unit, succeeding Mark Zinkula.

Asset Management, Fintech

Bitwise Asset Management’s global head of ETFs, John Hyland, has left the San Francisco, Calif.-based cryptocurrency investment firm.

IBD / Capital Markets

Stephens Inc., has hired James Wicklund as Managing Director in the Energy Group, within its Investment Banking Division. He was most recently a Managing Director at Credit Suisse.

Veteran securities lawyer Heather Zordel and finance professional Mary Anne De Monte-Whelan are joining the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) as commissioners, where each will each serve a two-year term.

JPMorgan Chase & Co on Wednesday has named six people to a commercial banking team in Europe and new international and Asia-Pacific regional leaders; Andrew Kresse was named head of CCBSI international banking; Bertrand Cousin was named head of CCBSI Europe and will be based out of Paris; his team includes Claude Craciun in Paris, Bernhard Brinker in Frankfurt, Marco Mariano in Milan, and Hein Broerse in Amsterdam.  Ignacio Álvarez-Cedrón, previously head of global markets for Iberia for JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank, will be based in Madrid. Pravid Advani will lead CCBSI for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Singapore.


SCOR Global Life, has announced a series of senior appointments across its Global Markets and Finance and R&D teams including the promotions of Miguel Alferieff to Executive Head of Client Relationships and Roy Chappell to Executive Head of Proposition. They also announced the promotions of Michael Colannino to EVP, U.S. Markets, Growth and Development; Brock Robbins to Head of U.S. In-force and Deputy CEO North-America; and Tammy Kapeller to EVP, U.S. Process Optimization. Within the Global Markets team, Pilar Santamaria has been promoted to Head of Western Europe & Latin America; Damien Bartlett to Head of U.K., Ireland & South Africa; and Michael Breuer to Head of Central Europe and Nordics. Do Rho has been promoted to Head of North Asia, with responsibility for South Korea and Japan, and Tony Ho is to become head of South Asia, with responsibility for South East Asia, India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In the Finance and R&D team, Redmond Murphy is promoted to Head of Business Performance, SGL and Colm Guiry to Chief Financial Officer. Finally, Stephen Devine has been promoted to CEO of SGLRI, and Vincent Lepez will become Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer.

Zurich Malaysia has announced the appointment of Mukesh Dhawan as the Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad, succeeding Salim Majid Zain.

Allianz has appointed Claudia Salem as its new Chief Executive Office, Property & Casualty for Asia Pacific.

RSA Insurance Group has appointed Charlotte Jones as new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Scott Egan who moved to become CEO of the company’s UK & International division.

DXC Technology, has appointed David Gittings as non-executive director of its Ins-sure Services.

Vontobel is poaching Daniela Diethelm a top UBS banker to built its wealth management arm in Germany, replacing Roland Roetheli, who has become a vice-chairman of Vontobel in Germany.