M&G expands its Asia Pacific equities team by hiring Carl Vine. Vine joins from Port Meadow Capital Management and will take over the management of M&G Japan and M&G Japan Smaller Companies funds. He will also co-lead the new team with Dave Perrett, while five other ex-Port Meadow Capital investment professionals specialising in Asian developed and developing markets are also moving to M&G. Valentina Luo has been hired as an Analyst; Head of Asian equity dealing Greg Moore, Portfolio Manager Vikas Pershad and Analyst Eleanor Kim are joining in Singapore; and Senior Analyst Nick Cunningham will work from Hong Kong.
Schroders has named Charles Prideaux Global Head of Investment. He will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of Schroders’ investment platform along with the environmental, social and governance team and the data team. Carolina Minio-Paluello has joined the firm as Global Head of Product, Solutions and Quant. Minio-Paluello has previously served as global head of solutions at Lombard Odier Investment Managers.
SoftBank Investment Advisers has hired ex-Deutsche Bank Ionnis “John” Pipilis. He will join the firm’s investment arm, which manages its $100bn Vision Fund – owner of stakes in companies including WeWork, Uber and Slack.
David Charles Roy has been appointed Head of Business Development and M&A at Generali Group Investments. Prior to Generali, Roy served as chief executive officer of La Banque Postale Asset Management.
Panos Dafas has joined Fulcrum Asset Management as a Research Director within its quant and systematic team. Before that, Dafas spent the last 15 years at Aspect Capital where he was a principal researcher and portfolio manager on the absolute return programme.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
BL European Private Bankers has named Bill Street Group Chief Investment Officer. Most recently, Street served as chief investment officer, EMEA, at State Street Global Advisors.
IBD / Capital Markets
Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Fintech banking Tommaso Zanobini has left to join Moelis & Co. Joining him director, Taryn Widén. Both were part of a joint venture between Deutsche Bank’s FIG and TMT banking teams.
Steve Milovanovic has recently joined Goldman Sachs’ Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in New York. Prior to moving to Goldman Sachs, he spent more than nine years at Credit Suisse.