Daily People Moves – 11 July


Asset Management

Francisco Arcilla, currently Axa Investment Managers CEO in Japan, will move to become Global Head of Sales, responsible for business growth and ensuing client’s needs are fulfilled. Masahiro Shuto has taken over as new CEO in Japan.

State Street Global Advisors has confirmed that its Asia Heads of Global Equity Beta Solutions and Compliance, David Chai and Daisy Won have resigned and that they have started the search for replacements.

Celestine Khoo has been appointed MD and Head of Asia (ex Japan) at Principal Global Investors where she will run the Beijing and Hong Kong offices, and lead  business development and growth. She continues in her current role as MD and Head of Southeast Asia.

AMP Capital have appointed Niamh McBreen and Stasha Prnjatovic as Investment Directors in their London and Sydney offices respectively. Ms. McBreen joins the Infrastructure Equity Asset Management team in a newly created position, responsible for asset management across the firm’s European infrastructure assets.

Ms. Prnjatovic joins the Infrastructure Equity team in the Energy portfolio, also a new position responsible for leading the sourcing and asset management of Australian and New Zealand energy infrastructure assets.

Tom Binks has been hired as a fiduciary manager at Schroders, replacing Jonathan Smith, who resigned at the end of 2016.

Martyn Gilbey has been named as the new UK Country Head at Franklin Templeton Investments from the beginning of August. He will lead a team to develop their retail and institutional businesses in the UK and offshore.

Guy Beech has been appointed as Director Business Development Family Offices at Kempen Capital Management as they look to expand into the UK family office market.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has announced the hire of Ritesh Bamania as Head of Pensions and Insurance Solutions where he will focus on institutional investor products. He moves from his role as a Senior Investment Consultant at Mercer.

Charles St-Arnaud has been appointed Senior Investment Strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, based in London. He will report to Chief Investment Strategist Salman Ahmed, supporting him in developing investment strategy focused on investor engagement in French speaking markets.


Industry veteran Berry Wong has been named as the Charles Monat Associates’ new Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong. The highly experienced Mr. Wong will report to CMA Group CEO, Yves Guélat.

Morgan Stanley has named Abdulaziz Alajaji as new CEO of its Saudi Arabia office. He moves from his position as Head of Corporate Banking at JPMorgan & Chase Co in Saudi Arabia.

Hedge Funds

Ahmet Arinc, previously Deutsche Bank AG’s Head of Foreign Exchange and Emerging-Market Debt Trading, is getting ready to launch Cirera Capital Ltd. a hedge fund of his own, with initial capital of more than $100 million.

Pensato founder, Graham Clapp, has agreed as takeover deal with RWC, that will see him join them shortly.

Maxime Kahn, the ex-SocGen trader who unwound Jerome Kerviel’s €70bn of trades in 2008 and ex-head of equity flow trading for Europe has reappeared with One Eleven Capital, a new Paris-based hedge fund he has set up.

IBD / Capital Markets

GHL has announced that Juan Béjar has been appointed as a Senior Advisor with a focus on growing major company client relationships in Spain.

Mr. Béjar, is a leading figure in global construction, infrastructure and concessions businesses and is currently President of Globalvía, a leading international concession management company, and President of Bruc Capital, a renewable energy investment firm. His vast experience will bring value in leading complex transactions in key focus areas of mergers, acquisitions, debt restructurings and capital raising.

Greenhill & Co., Inc., has announced that Michael J. Borgh will join as an MD in their San Francisco office, where he will focus on the technology sector, especially companies in enterprise and applied technologies. Mr. Borgh moves from his role as Managing Director and Head of Applied and Communication Technology Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan.

In an extensive management shuffle at Societe Generale’s debt capital markets business, Andrew Menzies has been promoted to Global co-Head of Corporate Origination, a role he will share with Felix Orsini. He replaces Brendon Moran who took up a new position internally in May. Jonathan Weinberger, formerly head of capital markets engineering, will replace Menzies and head up DCM for the Americas. he in turn is replaced by Julien Brune and Arnaud Mezrahi, formerly co-Heads of Hybrid Structuring, who become as co-Heads of Capital Markets Engineering. Stephane Marciel, formerly Head of Sovereigns, local authorities for CEEMEA, has been appointed Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets.

Felix Nie a former airline industry executive and now senior Hong Kong banker, has been appointed a Director at ANZ’s Debt Capital Markets team. He moves from Standard Chartered in Hong Kong.

Standard Chartered has appointed Kevin Burke as Global Head, Financial Markets Sales. He will be based in Singapore and reports to Global Head, Financial Markets, Roberto Hoornweg.

Market Infrastructure

Michael Chin has been hired as a Partner by Simmons & Simmons in their Corporate and Commercial practice in Hong Kong. Chin, who moves from Hogan Lovells, advises on corporate transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, including automotive, clean energy, life sciences, and TMT sectors.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

SunTrust Banks has hired John Reid as new President of their Charlotte region, where he will succeed Jenna Kelly who became President and CEO of SunTrust Atlanta division at the end of March.

John Ng will become Head of Portfolio Counselling and Product Strategy with DBS Private Bank’s product advisory team. The newly created role will see him provide strategic portfolio advice and formulate model portfolios for various market segments to present a consistent and institutionalised approach to portfolio recommendation, construction and review.

Credit Suisse has appointed two new executives in the Philippines announcing Michael De Guzman as Country Manager and Christian Senn as Market Head for Private Banking in the region. De Guzman’s maintains his role as Head of Philippines for Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Senn will be based in Singapore reporting to the head of private banking in Southeast Asia Benjamin Cavalli.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Former Deutsche Bank executive, Scott Koenig joined Neuberger Berman in New York in a role where his focus will be acquiring interests in mature real estate private equity portfolios on a secondary basis globally, with a focus on the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Koenig will report to global co-heads of Neuberger Berman’s secondary investing group Brian Talbot and Tristram Perkins.

Yong Hak Huh has been hired by General Atlantic as a special advisor to join an international team of senior executives to share corporate expertise and industry best practices with their portfolio companies.

Sellside – Sales; Trading; Structuring; Research

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. has announced the appointment of Jerome Sheehan as Senior Institutional Equities where he will be responsible for equity research sales coverage of their largest institutional money manager clients covering specific Midwest markets and Canada.

Sung Ji Nam has joined the Equity Research team at BTIG, LLC  as a Director based in their New York office to give coverage of the life science and diagnostic tools sector.

ING Bank Chief International Economist, Rob Carnell, will succeed Tim Condon who retires as Chief Economist and Head of Research Asia-Pacific at the beginning of July.

Roland Rolfe (Barclays Plc) has been hired as a Sales Trader in the prime finance department at Citigroup Inc. as they look to bolster their Japanese brokerage business for global hedge funds in Japan.