Millennium Capital Partners is continuously adding more people to its London office. Based on the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the firm has increased its headcount of approved persons in London from 151 in January 2019 to 182 in October. Approved persons are typically traders, portfolio managers or risk and compliance professionals. Among Millennium’s hires this year are Farzad Kassam, former co-head of GBP rates trading at NatWest Markets, who joined in June, and Sachin Goel, who joined in February from RBC. Chris Miller, who was last seen at Morgan Stanley in 2016, joined this month, including Anton Dindio, who was previously with Millennium in New York. In July, Hugo Dubois joined from Deutsche Bank where he was former head of euro inflation trading.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
BNP Paribas has set up a dedicated private banking and wealth management operations in Italy through its subsidiary Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, which is more commonly known as BNL-BNP Paribas. Elena Goitini has been appointed as Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management. Goitini previously worked for UniCredit.
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has hired veteran private banker René Mottas as new Head of Wealth Management in Europe. Mottas was most recently part of UBS’ private banking management.
IBD / Capital Markets
Celia Murray has joined JP Morgan as Head of UK M&A Business. Before JP Morgan, Murray worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years.
Deputy Chief Executive of Financial Advisory and Chief Executive of France Matthieu Pigasse has left Lazard after 17 years to pursue a new entrepreneurial project.
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. has named Juan Herrera its new Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Herrera will oversee all diversity and inclusion efforts across North America, including for Munich Re US, Munich Re Specialty Insurance, American Modern Insurance Group, and Hartford Steam Boiler. Before Munich Re, Herrera handled global inclusion efforts at AXA XL.