Daily People Moves – 25 July

Plane landing at airport

Asset Management

Mauro Roca has been appointed as an MD in the emerging markets sovereign research division at TCW Group cover the Latin America region as a sovereign analyst.

Pension Protection Fund CEO, Alan Rubenstein will leave the group to pursue new challenges.

Juan Manuel Hernandez has been appointed to head up Vanguard Group’s Mexican business. He moves from his position as Head of Institutional Sales division at BlackRock Mexico.

BNP Paribas Asset Management has confirmed that their former head of Greater China, Cheng Tan-Feng has left, as a result of a management reshuffle.

Helme Harrison and Bryan Horne have been added to the  UK intermediary sales team at J O Hambro Capital Management. Harrison joined from BNY Mellon  in June while Horne joins from Investec this week.

Angus Woolhouse, the former Barings Global Head of Distribution who left last summer has been appointed to the corresponding position at Insight Investment.

1875 Finance has named Loïc Schmid as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management from the beginning of September 2017. He will move from his position as CIO, responsible for the asset management arm of Swiss firm GS Banque.

The Strategic Director of Pensions at the West Midlands Pension Fund, Geik Drever, will retire at the end of September. At the same time, they have announced that Chief Investment Officer, Jason Fletcher will move to LGPS Central.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has announced that Jan Straatman, their Global Chief Investment Officer will retire at the end of 2017.

Ian Williams, has been named as Aquila Capital’s Head of Consultant Relations, a new role at the firm. He becomes responsible for strategic engagement with consultants, strengthening Aquila’s institutional business and implementing environmental, social and governance policies.

Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds

Architas has hired Julie Lamirel and Richard Chiang, bolstering their investment team. Lamirel joins as Senior Investment Manager responsible for Architas’ multi-manager portfolios in Belgium. Chiang has taken been hired as a Quantitative Analyst, developing the fund and asset class quantitative screening process.

Hedge Funds

BlueMountain Capital Management has named Claudio Macchetto formerly Head of Global Platforms at Paulson & Co. as Head of Platform Distribution, responsible for  marketing the BlueMountain’s diversified alternative investment strategies to wealth management channels and private banking platforms and for management of retail distribution relationships globally. This is a new position at the firm.

IBD / Capital Markets

Daniel Miller (Nomura) will join Deutsche Bank as a director in insurance solutions in their global capital markets, financing and solutions business. He will work with the FIG team focusing on strategic insurance solutions across their EMEA client base.

Hans B. Sicat, the former President and CEO of the Philippine Stock Exchange has taken up a role as Head the Manila branch of Dutch banking giant ING, succeeding  current Country Manager, Consuelo D. Garcia when she retires in November.

Societe Generale has named Michala Marcussen as Group Chief Economist and Head of Economic and Sectorial Research, from early September 2017. She succeeds Olivier Garnier who has moved to Bank of France.


Great American Insurance has hired three executives to its Singapore unit. Larry Kwok has been appointed director for marine in North Asia. Linda Tan will now serve as director for marine across Asia and Donovan Lam, with has been appointed as the senior manager for marine and casualty claims.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Julius Baer has hired Beatriz Sanchez from Goldman Sachs to run its Latin American business, replacing Gustavo Raitzin, who is retiring.

Matthew Panarese has been promoted  to President of the Mid-Atlantic Region Wilmington Trust, overseeing wealth management services including regional sales, fiduciary, and client management teams in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He has also been appointed Head of their Business Owners National Practice Group.

JP Morgan Private Bank (New York) has named Borja Astarloa as Head of Private Banking in Spain, responsible for management operations and driving business development strategy. He replaces Juan Soto, who resigned earlier in the year.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Carlyle Group has promoted Managing Directors Patrick McCarter and Campbell Dyer to co-lead their global technology, media and telecommunications team from the beginning of September.

KKR & Co have promoted Scott Nuttall and Joe Bae, to the newly formed roles of co-presidents and co-chief operating officers, responsible for day-to-day operations. They also join KKR’s board of directors. Co-founders, cousins Henry Kravis and George Roberts, remain co-CEOs and co-Chairmen.

Silver Lake, the technology investment fund, has hired Arun Manikundalam, from Morgan Stanley’s technology, media and telecommunications group, as an associate.