Franklin Templeton has appointed Dora Seow as new Country Head of Singapore at Franklin Templeton. Seow will maintain her existing responsibilities for oversight of the firm’s businesses in Thailand, Philippines and Brunei.
Rick Wei has been appointed Head of Asia ex-Japan Insurance Strategy at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Wei was head of Asia insurance strategy at BNP Paribas Asset Management.
Aberdeen Standard Investments has named Peter McKellar and Neil Slater as Head of Private Markets Business and Deputy Head of Private Markets Business, respectively. The firm is planning to launch a £60bn (€67.5bn) private markets franchise encompassing infrastructure, natural resources, private credit, private equity and real estate. In addition, Slater, who currently serves as CEO and representative director of Japan business, has been named the firm’s global head of real estate.
Fiona Southall has joined Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management as a Senior Specialist Sales for private markets. Southall most recently served as a multi-asset product specialist within the real assets client capital group of AXA Investment Managers.
Intermediate Capital Group has appointed Alan Jones as a Senior Managing Director. In this new role, he will be responsible for building the alternative money manager’s North American business.
Riccardo Stucchi has joined Russell Investments as Managing Director and Head of France. Stucchi joins from Black Rock where he served as head of financial Institutions business development for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Unigestion has opened an office in Copenhagen. Per Lawӕtz Hansen has been appointed to lead the new office. He joined the firm’s business development team as head of Nordics in December 2018.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
Terence Chow has been named Head of Wealth Management for Asia at RBC Wealth Management. Chow has been with the bank for 15 years, holding various senior posts primarily focused on strategy, execution, planning and operations for RBC’s wealth and capital markets arm in Toronto and New York.
Ex-Deutsche Bank David Murphy has joined Wells Fargo Securities. Murphy was the former co-head of U.S. equity sales and trading at Deutsche Bank.
IBD / Capital Markets
Greg Lee has recently left his role as Managing Director at Barclays. Lee handled the digital transformation of Barlcays’ markets business. He occupied the digital strategy role for 14 months after moving from the firm’s Hong Kong office to New York as an MD in markets product in 2016.
AXIS Insurance has appointed Michael Baumel its new Chief Claims Officer. Baumel has been with the firm for more than four years, previously serving as head of North American claims.
Chubb expands its risk capabilities in Asia Pacific with the appointment of Tressie Norton and Scott Butcher as Specialist Underwriters. Norton will service all Asia-based transactional risk submissions, collaborating with Chubb’s local financial lines teams across the region. Butcher will handle all transactional risk submissions in Australia and New Zealand.