Daily People Moves – August 8


Portfolio Manager Martin Hudson has stepped down from his role at J.P. Morgan Asset Management after 37 years. Hudson used to manage The Mercantile Investment Trust.

American Century Investments expands its investment team in Avantis Investors by hiring three senior portfolio managers. Ted Randall, Mitchell Firestein and Daniel Ong will manage a range of investment solutions across market capitalizations and geographies. All three used to work for Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has appointed Christopher Kaminker as Head of Sustainable Investment Research and Strategy. Previously, Kaminker was head of sustainable finance research and senior adviser for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Eddy Schipper has joined Epoch Investment Partners as a Managing Director, Client Relations and Business Development in Australia and New Zealand. Schipper was the former head of Australian distribution at Nikko Asset Management.

Redding Ridge Asset Management has appointed John D’Angelo as a Portfolio Manager, Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). D’Angelo most recently served as a senior portfolio manager at Pretium Partners.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Alex Funk has joined Benchmark Capital as Chief Investment Officer. He will be responsible in growing the firm’s discretionary funds. Prior to Benchmark, Funk used to work for Premier Asset Management.

IBD / Capital Markets

Head of EMEA Utilities Steffen Pleser is stepping down from his role at Deutsche Bank after 15 years with the bank.

Citibank has named Andrew Truscott and Jan Skarbek as Co-Heads of UK Investment Banking. Skarbek also assumed the role of UK vice-chair for the firm’s recently created banking capital markets and advisory division, which combines its corporate and investment bank with its capital markets origination business. Truscott most recently served a senior role at the firm’s asset management division.


Ben Mitchell takes on the new role of Regional Head of Multinational Americas at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE. Prior to this, Mitchell was head of AGCS’s global clients unit, Americas for five years.

Suncorp Chief Executive Officer of customer marketplace Pip Marlow is leaving the firm by end of August. Lisa Harrison is taking over the post and will become the Australian insurance, banking and finance corporation’s chief customer and digital officer. Harrison has been working at Suncorp for 15 years and held various executive general management roles across product, pricing, digital sales, marketing and insurance operations.

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