Daily People Moves – May 7

Buyside

Former Goldman Sachs Tanya Barnes has joined Blackstone Group LP to lead a new impact investing strategy. The firm’s new impact initiative will belong to the Strategic Partners group, focused on investments advancing health and well-being, financial access, sustainable communities and green technologies. Before joining Blackstone, Barnes managed her own consulting firm, advising investors and board members. Prior to this, she handled private equity investments Goldman Sachs.

AEW Capital Management has hired Gillian Chee as a Senior Executive for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Chee will lead the firm’s proposed $750-million core-plus Asia-focused fund. Most recently, Chee was a managing director at SC Capital Partners.

Grégory Taïeb joins BNP Paribas Asset Management as an Investment Specialist for the firm’s multi-asset, quantitative and solutions team. Taïeb used to work in Robeco.

Driehaus Capital Management acquired the portfolio management team of Opus Capital Management. The team specializing in small-cap value equities is composed of Portfolio Managers Len Haussler and Adam Eagleston and Analysts David Wagner and Brad Rapking.

Stacey Gilbert has been appointed as a Portfolio Manager, Derivatives at Glenmede Investments Management. Based in Philadelphia, Gilbert will act as a co-manager of the firm’s Secured Options and Global Secured Options strategies. Previously, Gilbert served as Head of Derivatives Strategy at Susquehanna Financial Group.

Former Crédit Agricole Paul Kim has joined TwentyFour Asset Management as a Bond Analyst, based in New York.

JO Hambro Capital Management has hired Richard Turner for its UK intermediary sales team. Most recently, Turner served a similar role at Janus Henderson.

Tom Eggemeier has been appointed as a Partner at Permira, effective May 20. In this new role, he will focus on investing in technology firms. Previously, he served as president of Genesys, a Permira fund portfolio company.

OMERS Private Equity Managing Director Jon McCarthy has resigned from the firm after more than 10 years of service.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Woo Ting May has been appointed as Head of Investment Advisory for Singapore at Indosuez Wealth Management. Prior to joining Indosuez, Woo assumed the post of director of the active portfolio advisory team at UBS.

Veteran private banker Michel Longhini has been appointed Head of Private Banking at The Edmond de Rothschild Group. In this capacity, Longhini will manage the group’s entire private banking business, including Switzerland, Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, and the U.K. Longhini previously served 19 years at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP).

Yves Stein has been named Chief Executive for Europe at Edmond de Rothschild. Stein held senior private banking roles at KBL, Fortis and Union Bancaire Privée.

UBS Global Wealth Management has hired ex-Deutsche Bank Steve Mattus as Americas Head of Global Mandates and Investment Content (GMIC).

Sellside

Chris Williams is stepping down from his responsibilities as Co-head of Equities at UBS Australia. Steve Boxall, who is Williams’ co-head, will step in as sole head of equities for Australia and New Zealand.

Sylvain Cartier has been named new Head of Fixed Income and Currencies of French bank Societe Generale. He will oversee the refocusing of flow activities (cash and flow derivatives) and further develop investment and financing solutions. Prior to this appointment, Cartier was head of global markets for the Americas.

Insurance

Ata Khatib has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for MENA at Lockton. Based in Dubai, Khatid initially established the firm’s offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in 2009 and later on became Deputy CEO for MENA.

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