Daily People Moves – July 1

Buyside

Standard Life Aberdeen has named Stephen Bird its Chief Executive-Designate effective July 1. He is expected to replace Keith Skeoch in September. Skeoch will retire from the board of directors of the firm in September, after five years as group CEO and 14 years as a director. Most recently, Bird was CEO of global consumer banking at Citigroup.

Jeffrey Sharon has joined Cohen & Steers as Head of North America institutional business development and consultant relations. Prior to this, Sharon was global head of business development at Gramercy Funds Management.

David Choa has been appointed as Head of Greater China equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Before that, Choa was deputy of the firm’s Greater China equities.

Multi-asset fund manager Marc Pinto is retiring from his role at Janus Henderson Global Investors effective April 2021. Jeremiah Buckley will take on primary portfolio management responsibilities for the balanced and growth & income strategies.

Greg Konieczny, co-founder of Mobius Capital Partner, has announced his retirement. Koniezcny left Franklin Templeton after more than 22 years in 2018 to help set up Mobius’ emerging market boutique in 2018.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Mark Duckworth has been appointed Chief Executive at Schroders Personal Wealth. Duckworth most recently served as CEO of Openwork.

Insurance

Sandra Lee has been appointed Head of Asia operations at BMS. In this role, she will build the group’s global M&A broking business, working closely with the firm’s growing private equity, M&A and tax teams in London. Lee previously led Aon’s Asia transactions liability team.

Clarence Ting has joined Aon as an industries specialty Claims Leader. Ting is a former P&C claims manager at Swiss Re Asia.