Daily People Moves – April 30


Head of Product and Distribution Development Alan Gadd has left Artemis Investment Management after five years of service. Additionally, Ian Spilsbury is leaving the firm after 16 years in the role of Associate Sales Director.

Pimco has named Patrick Beuret as Executive Vice President and Country Manager for Switzerland. Most recently, he served as managing director and country manager for Switzerland at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Nora O’Mahony joined Fidante Partners as Head of Product, London office. She previously worked at Pacific Asset Management where she developed and launched a range of funds in partnership with global IFAs.

Quay Street Asset Management has appointed Mike Allen as an Independent Chairman and David Buell as Head of Distribution. Previously, Allen was a director on the Board of Tainui Group Holdings, Coates plc and China Construction Bank. Buell joins from AMP Capital where served as retail associate director and business development manager.

KKR & Co Inc. has hired Kate Richdale as Head of Strategy and Business Development to grow its Asia Pacific presence. Most recently, she was co-chair of Asia ex-Japan at Goldman Sachs Group.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Citi private banker Tracey Warson is returning to San Francisco after spending five years at the New York headquarters. Effective June 3, she will assume the role of chairman of the company’s North America Private Bank.


Willis Towers Watson has named Christophe Meurier as global head of financial solutions. He joins from BNP Paribas where he spent 25 years, serving senior roles as the head of insurance solutions within corporate and institutional banking as well as chief executive officer of the BNP Paribas political and credit risk insurance company, GreenStars.

Qatar Re has appointed Michael van der Straaten as new Chief Executive Officer.

Andy Briggs is stepping down as Aviva’s UK Head after changes to the firm’s leadership team has taken place.

Back / Middle Office

Iain Pearce has been named new Chief Financial Officer at MS Amlin. Previously, he was a finance director at Old Mutual.