Daily People Moves – June 28

Buyside

Dan Oneglia will join Blackstone Group in the fourth quarter as a Senior Managing Director and Co-head of its distressed investing business. Oneglia previously worked as a portfolio manager and head of multistrategy investing in the Americas at Goldman Sachs’ special situations group.

CQS has announced that an Asia macro hedge fund team will join its Hong Kong office. The team, led by Geoffrey Barker, comes from City Financial Investment Co., after City Financial’s announcement on its website that it presently faces insolvency proceedings after experiencing financial difficulties. Barker will be joined by Nick Bibby, Neil Scrase, Vishal Mahtani, Chrisy Law, Amanda Chan and Ivan Kan.

Sam Hendel has been appointed President at Levin Easterly Partners. Hendel will continue to perform his portfolio manager duties on top of this new role. Levin Easterly Partners was formed in April following money management holding company Easterly Partners Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the institutional investment business of long-only money manager Levin Capital Strategies.

Sellside

Ex-Nomura Brian Quinif has joined HSBC’s currency trading desk in early June. Quinif was one of the several FX trading and sales staff at Nomura who were let go in April, in a bid to cut costs within its wholesale business. Quinif specializes in trading FX and interest rates in Latin America.

IBD / Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank Europe investment banking chief Jeremy Bailey is retiring after 25 years of service. Bailey joined the German lender in 1995 from SG Warburg and was one of the senior dealmakers to create the investment bank business from scratch. He held various senior leadership roles including global head of equity capital markets, head of corporate finance for Europe, Middle East and Africa, chair of global banking for Europe and most recently, head of the bank’s business selection and conflicts office.

Glenn Riedman has joined the investment banking arm of Jefferies Financial Group. Riedman previously served Royal Bank of Canada as co-head of industrials investment banking.

Emma Broughton has been hired by ANZ Banking Group as Head of loan syndications in Europe. Katrina Santos Li also joined the firm as a Director. Broughton previously held several roles within Barclays’ loan syndications team. Santos Li was a former director of corporate debt products at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Banking

Citi has appointed Hsiu-Yi Lin as Head of Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) for the ASEAN region. Lin will continue to perform her role as CCB Head for Singapore.

Insurance

Jayne Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer for Asia at Swiss Re is leaving the firm. Russell Higginbotham has been named as her successor and will also assume the role of regional president. Higginbotham has held various roles during his 25-year tenure at Swiss Re, most recently as chief executive reinsurance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has appointed Patrice Nigon as Head of Engineering and Construction for Asia Pacific. Nigon, will oversee the company’s engineering and construction business. He succeeds Andre Martin, who became head of innovative risk solutions APAC for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

Former JLT Re Neill Cotton and Mark Sleet have joined reinsurance broking and risk/capital management firm TigerRisk Partners. Joined as Partners, Cotton and Sleet will lead the firm’s binding authority and programme businesses.

Rachel Conran has been appointed new Chief Underwriting Officer at RSA Insurance Group. Based in Luxembourg, Conran will manage the UK and International global risk solutions business. She previously held the same role at SCOR Business Solutions, specializing in large corporate risk insurance.

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