Daily People Moves – 19 October

Daily People Moves Financial Services

Asset Management

Colin Kerwin, who has been ExxonMobil’s Global Retirement Fund Manager since 2003, has retired and will be succeeded by Phil Newman.

J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management arm has appointed Dan Watkins as new CEO of Asia Pacific replacing Michael Falcon.

Aberdeen Standard Investments, has hired Edris Alrafi as Head of Middle East and Africa.

Kames Capital has restructured its sales team ahead of Brexit, with Steve Kenny, Head of Wholesale for Aegon Asset Management Europe leaving the business. The Kames’ sales team will split in two, one unit covering the UK and the other global financial institutions and international sales. European sales will be handled by Aegon AM Europe and the UK sales arm will be headed up by Mark Savage, in the newly created role of head of UK distribution. Kames’ Global Financial Institutions Head Sam Carter will become Head of GFI and International Sales responsible for developing business across the globe. Richard Dixon, Head of Continental Sales European Wholesale  will be International Sales Director, supporting Carter.

BNY Mellon Investment Management has promoted Sarah Jarrett to Head of Institutional Liquidity Distribution for Europe.

The Multi-Asset and Quantitative Solutions team of BNP Paribas Asset Management in Amsterdam has been extended with the appointment of Mark van den Berg as Senior Solutions Designer.

UBS Asset Management has hired Karianne Bail-Lancee as a Sustainable Research Analyst. She joins from Univest.

Fulcrum Asset Management has named Akio Otsuka, the former Head of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management as a Senior Adviser.


HSBC Singapore has appointed veteran banker, Mukhtar Hussain as Chairman.

Hedge Funds

DLD Asset Management, has hired Laurie Beaty as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations from Basso Capital; Mitch Nordon, a Senior Analyst, from B. Riley FBR and Eric Potoker who founded EBP Advisors as a senior analyst.

Tide Point Capital Management is shutting down due to the majority owner,  Christopher Winham’s personal wishes.  

Point72 Asset Management has hired Alla Liberman as a Portfolio Manager.

Former Aptigon Capital Portfolio Manager Jennifer Pollak has joined AllianceBernstein’s New York office with the same title.

Maverick Capital has added two investment professionals; Analyst Deep Dheri and Senior Analyst Matt Dabaco.

Trium Capital has appointed Adrien Szappanyos to manage a new top-down equity long/short strategy.

IBD / Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank AG has hired Matthew Upton, an Investment Banker at Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group, to focus on software deals.


Everest Insurance has appointed Chris McKeon to lead its Risk Management and Commercial Casualty business units.

Chubb has appointed Judy Gonsalves as Vice President of Chubb Group and Division President of Bermuda.

Milliman has appointed industry veteran Heerak Basu as Consulting Actuary, based in Mumbai.

Munich Re has nominated former CEO Nikolaus von Bomhard as new Chairman of the supervisory board to succeed Bernd Pischetsrieder.

Simon Abel has joined Pension Insurance Corporation as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy. He takes over from David Collinson.

TigerRisk Partners has appointed Jonathan Hughes as Partner from Aon.

AEGIS London, has hired James Hyett as Cargo Underwriter. He joins from Sompo International where he was a Marine Underwriter.

Investment Consultants

Alvarez & Marsal has named Philippe Dupont as Senior Adviser and Nicolas Taufflieb as MD.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Hassium Asset Management has appointed ex-Coutts Investment Solutions Head Paul Sarosy as its MD.

Barclays has hired Chris Arbuthnott as a Director of Wealth Management in Scotland. He returns to Barclays from HSBC.