Veteran capital markets banker Steven Barg has joined Elliott Management Corp. as Global Head of Corporate Engagement. He will lead the firm’s strategic equities team and advise on corporate engagement, shareholder interactions, director recruitment and other strategic elements. Barg previously served as a partner and co-head of mergers and acquisitions shareholder advisory at Goldman Sachs.
Schroders has appointed Michelle Skelly as Head of Canada. Skelly is presently an institutional Sales Director in Canada and will retain these responsibilities on top of her new role.
RWC Partners has hired Analysts Benjamin Hall and Nathaniel Clark for its Global Horizon Ucits Sicav strategy team. Hall previously worked as an equity analyst and portfolio manager on the emerging markets small cap fund at Mondrian Investment Partners while Clark was a former global equity analyst at M&G.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
Henry Rohrer has joined Vicenda Group as a Partner. Rohrer was a former vice chairman and strategic adviser for institutional clients, family offices and very rich clients at Credit Suisse.
IBD / Capital Markets
HSBC Greater China CEO Helen Wong has resigned from the firm after 27 years. As a result, the role will no longer exist and the three individual segments, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, will be managed by their own market heads.
Gerardus Vos has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Head of Financial Technology investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Before BoFAML, Vos led the technology and fintech equities research at Barclays.
Lard Friese has been named Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Group. Friese brings with him almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of NN Group.
Justin Delaney has joined Zurich Australia as Chief Executive for life and investments. Prior to Zurich, he held various leadership roles at Macquarie, including executive director, head of wealth product and platforms.
TransRe recently announced its regional management changes. Louise Rose has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of TransRe London effective September 1. Kyle Rhodes has been chosen to fill the newly created post of Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific. Lastly, Francesca Marc-Antonio has joined the firm to replace Rhodes as Global Head of Business Development. Marc-Antonio most recently served as global head of client relationship management at JLT Re.