Daily People Moves – April 16


Columbia Threadneedle has promoted Mine Tezgul and Scott Woods to Portfolio Manager. Tezgul will handle Europe ex-UK Small Cap while Woods will take over the Global Smaller Companies fund. These changes are due to the departure of European and Global Small Cap Equities portfolio manager Mark Heslop who will join Jupiter Asset Manager in September.

Stewart Bennett has joined BMO Global Asset Management as Global Head of Alternatives. Based in London, Bennett will oversee the firm’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses.

Aviva Investors has added Michael Maddox to its real assets team as Origination Manager, Real Estate Long Income. He will be responsible for sourcing and originating investment opportunities within institutional mandates. Most recently, Maddox was assistant fund manager at Knight Frank Investment Management.

Allianz Real Estate plans to open a new office in Stockholm in August to strengthen its business in the Nordics. Jenny Lindholm has been appointed as Head of Operations for the region. Previously, she was head of transactions at Nyfosa AB, an opportunistic Swedish property company.

Danilo Hunker joined Arrow Capital Partners as Head of Germany. Before that, he served as head of Germany at Valad Europe/Cromwell Property Group.

Former Goldman Sachs Rob Sweeney has been appointed as President at Sycamore Partners. He was previously global head of consumer and retail investment banking at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for the last 22 years.

ICG Enterprise Fund Manager Emma Osborne is stepping down from her fund management responsibilities to assume a Senior Adviser role at Intermediate Capital Group. She will also continue to be a member of the investment team.

IBD / Capital Markets

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has appointed Peter Hill as a Managing Director for its business services practice. Hill brings with him an extensive merger and acquisition and capital markets experience, focused on the business services sector. Before moving to BGL, he was managing director and head of business services at Mufson Howe Hunter & Company, LLC.

Jason Truman has joined Guggenheim Securities as a Senior Managing Director for its Healthcare sector which includes advising life sciences companies. He joins from Credit Suisse as managing director and head of life sciences M&A.


Tan Boon-Kee has been recently appointed as Group Chief Business Officer at FWD Group. She will oversee the firm’s expanded M&A and strategic investment activities including various special projects. Prior this, Tan was a senior adviser for the firm’s mergers and acquisitions.

David Shi is leaving travel and health insurer Well Link. Replacing him is Billy Chan and Pearl Lee. Lee has been recently named Chief Operating Officer at the firm.

SCOR is expanding its global P&C ventures team with new appointments. Paris-based Adrian Jones, will now focus on leading Ventures and Strategic Partnerships. Based in London, Will Thorne has been promoted to Lead of P&C Ventures, EMEA at Lloyd’s and Specialty lines having served as Innovation Leader at SCOR’s Channel Syndicate. Pierre Favennec has been appointed to Head of Strategy & Business Development, P&C based in Paris. Will Bird joined the firm’s P&V Ventures, Americas as an Associate. He is based in Chicago.