People Moves: BNPP AM, BMO GAM, UBS

BNP Paribas Asset Management
BNP Paribas Asset Management has named Tamara Jackson to head up its institutional business development operations for the western region of the United States, as director.

Most recently Jackson has worked for Amundi Smith Breeden, which she joined in 2015 in order to return to the West Coast. Prior to that, from 2012, she was a member of BNP Paribas AM’s New York-based US institutional sales team, where she led its national public pension fund sales effort.

Before joining BNP Paribas AM, she worked for a number of other asset management businesses, including Northern Trust Asset Management, Brown Capital Management and Dresdner RCM Global Investors.

In her new role, Jackson, pictured, “will have responsibility for developing relationships and building business with all major institutional asset owners across various distribution channels,” BNP Paribas AM said in a statement.  She will report to Neil Johnson, head of US institutional business development, and will be based in Los Angeles.

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of the Paris-based BNP Paribas Group. It rebranded as BNP Paribas AM earlier this year from BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

BMO Global Asset Management has hired Morgane Delledonne, an ETF specialist with ETF Securities, to the role of EMEA ETF investment strategist.

In her new role, Delledonne will be responsible for providing investment, macroeconomic and product support for BMO Global AM’s suite of ETFs, while also analysing and reporting on market trends, in order, the company said, to help to drive its product development strategy.

Delledonne joined ETF Securities in March 2016, as a fixed income strategist. Prior to that, she spent seven months as a trading strategist at Pictet.

She began her career as an analyst at Credit Agricole, where she was responsible for analysing the fixed income market, marketing bonds and assisting in developing the firm’s bond business, BMO Global AM said.

UBS has confirmed three new hires, with Marin Blessing becoming president of its wealth management division; Axel Lehmann as president of its personal and corporate banking operations as well as president of its Swiss business; and  Sabine Keller-Busse as chief operating officer. The appointments will take effect next month, the Swiss bank said.

Blessing succeeds Jürg Zeltner in the wealth management role, as he is due to retire at the end of the year. Blessing is currently president of UBS’s personal and corporate banking operations as well as president of UBS Switzerland – roles now being assumed by Lehmann.

Lehmann’s current position, as chief operating officer, will be taken over by Sabine Keller-Busse, with the remit of the position to be expanded to include responsibilities for the bank’s human resources team.

Keller-Busse already has responsibility for the HR department. Prior to this role, she spent four years as chief operating officer of UBS Switzerland.

Ridhima Sharma
Ridhima Sharma is Correspondent for InternationaInvestment. She speaks German and is also DACH Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She has more than 8 years of experience in the media industry. Before joining us, she was working in India and covering automotive and lifestyle sectors. Over the years many of her stories have been published in various magazines across India.

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