PEOPLE MOVES: Quilter Cheviot, Jersey Finance, Standard Chartered

Quilter Cheviot 

Old Mutual Wealth-backed Quilter Cheviot has appointed three new investment managers to a new private client team in its London office.

Suneet Kumar, Mats Arthursson and James Gatehouse, pictured above L-R, have a combined 48 years’ experience in the industry, and are joining Quilter Cheviot to form a new investment management team, bringing the total number of London-based investment managers to 69.

Arthursson joins the firm in October, reporting to Andrew McGlone, managing director, London Investment Management, he will head up the new team which will focus primarily on private clients. He has over 20 years of experience in investment management, and joins the firm from Arbuthnot Latham & Co, where he was most recently a director of investment management.

Gatehouse joined the firm on 11 September, while Kumar also joins in October.  Gatehouse comes to Quilter Cheviot from Fiske plc where he was most recently a senior investment manager, while Kumar joins from Seven Investment Management where he was an investment relationship manager for nearly four years.

Quilter Cheviot’s Bristol office has also expanded its investment management team by recently hiring Nikolas Ramsey. He joins the firm after 13 years at Charles Stanley where he performed discretionary investment manager and chartered wealth manager roles.

Jersey Finance 

Jersey Finance has appointed Lisa Springate as head of technical with effect from 20 November, replacing Tom Cowsill.

Springate, pictured left, joins Jersey Finance from Bedell Cristin’s Jersey office, where she has been a part of the commercial litigation team for more than 17 years and a partner for nine years.

An experienced commercial litigator, having acted for high-net-worth-individuals, banks and local trust companies, her specialist areas have been contentious trust and probate, as well as regulatory work, Jersey Finance said.

Prior to moving to Jersey in 1993, she practised as a barrister in Chambers in London and with leading law firm Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong. She qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2000.

Throughout her career, her abilities have been recognised with several awards and accolades. She is described as a “leader in their field” by Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2017 and as a “leading individual” by Legal 500 2015.

She is presently shortlisted in the ‘Woman of Year, Leadership (Professional Services)’ – 2018 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards category and was previously a winner of the ‘Woman of the Year (Business Growth)’ – 2015 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

Springate is also a board member of the Institute of Directors in Jersey and a non-executive director of Board Apprentice.

Geoff Cook, chief executive of Jersey Finance, said: “Lisa brings with her a wealth of technical, legal, marketing and managerial experience. Having worked for leading law firms both in Jersey and Hong Kong, she has a broad, rounded knowledge and appreciation of the regulatory environment within which Jersey’s Finance industry operates.”

Standard Chartered 

Standard Chartered Private Bank has appointed Demir Avigdor as managing director and market head, Africa & Europe, as the bank continues to boost its private banking and wealth management services.

Avigdor, pictured left, will report to Ian Gibson, managing director, regional head Africa, Middle East & Europe, Private Banking and will commence his role on 30 October.

Avigdor joined UBS Wealth Management in 2001. He has performed various different roles over 16 years at UBS in wealth management, advisory and leadership roles, with a particular focus on high-net-worth clients.

Standard Chartered had seen series of strategic appointments in the private banking arena this year across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

In April, it also announced a partnership with Fitch Learning, a training and professional development firm, and INSEAD, a business school, to create a bespoke training programme for its front-line staff globally.

Gary Robinson
Head of Video and Ezines at Open Door Media Publishing. Deputy Editor, International Investment. An experienced journalist and filmmaker with more than 20 years' financial services experience, both as journalist and originally as a fully qualified IFA, Gary works across both International Investment and InvestmentEurope titles. Previous video production credits include projects on BBC, C4 and SKY.

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