People moves: Globaleye, Equiom Hong Kong, OMGI

Globaleye

Bart Kendall has been named to succeed Gaynor Jones as director of wealth management for Dubai-based Globaleye’s UAE director of wealth management.

Jones has left the company, according to Globaleye spokesperson.

Kendall, who will be based in Dubai, comes to Globaleye from the deVere Group, where he had been an area manager, and altogether has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, according to Globaleye, which was founded in 1999 in Dubai by Globaleye chairman Tim Searle.

In his new role at Globaleye, Kendall “will work to develop growth strategies and will provide strategic leadership and executive management” to the company’s UAE operations, while also assisting in the area of client acquisition, Globaleye said in a statement.

Kendall is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner through the Chartered Insurance Institute, and holds a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments International Certificate in Wealth Management.

In addition to offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Globaleye has a presence in Doha, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Geneva, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Sri Lanka.

Equiom Hong Kong

The Equiom Group, an Isle of Man-based, internationally-focused trusts and corporate services provider, has named Peter Nagle to head up its Hong Kong operation as managing director.

Nagle, pictured left, succeeds Jeremy Fearnley, who is moving to oversee mergers and acquisitions and organic growth in Asia for Equiom, as the company moves to boost its Hong Kong presence.

As reported here in September,  Equiom has also been boosting its operations in Singapore, where it named Enhance Group co-founder Richard Sayers to head up that outpost as managing director.

Nagel joins Equiom from Standard Chartered Plc in Singapore,  where he was global head of Trust & Fiduciary, as well as overseeing compliance reporting products for the Asia-focused, London-based banking group.

In all he has had more than 30 years of experience working in the international financial services industry, including the the fund trustee arena,  Equiom said in a statement.  During a stint with JP Morgan, he oversaw that banking group’s operations across Ireland, Jersey, Germany, Switzerland and Guernsey, with direct responsibility for key fund management relationships with assets under management of US$400bn, Equiom said.

Equiom is one of a number of cross-border corporate services providers that have been growing rapidly over the last five years, often but not exclusively by acquiring rivals and companies in the same sector but in different markets. Among the markets in which Equiom has a presence, either by itself or via partnership arrangements, besides Hong Kong and Singapore, are the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta, Scotland, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Old Mutual Global Investors

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has named Freddie Woolfe to head up its responsible investment and stewardship operations, succeeding Paul Emerton.

Woolfe comes to  OMGI from Newton Investment Management, where – since 2015 – he worked as an investment analyst covering primarily the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors, helping to develop the asset manager’s house view on global corporate governance issues, OMGI said in a statement announcing his appointment.

Prior to joining Newton, Woolfe had worked since 2008 at Hermes Equity Ownership Services as associate director, head of UK engagement. He started his career in 2006 with HSBC’s fraud, risk and security office.

At OMGI, Woolfe will provide guidance on corporate governance and for running stewardship’s issues, the company said, as well as assuming responsibility for overseeing a comprehensive global voting programme for OMGI.

He’ll also work alongside the firm’s fund managers to ensure that their investment decisions take environmental impact as well as social and governance issues into account, OMGI said. In doing so he will work with the company’s fund management teams, and reporting to head of UK equities Richard Buxton.

Woolfe joins OMGI from Newton Investment Management, where – since 2015 – he worked as an investment analyst covering primarily the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. In that role he helped on the development of Newton’s house view on global corporate governance issues. Prior to that, he had been working since 2008 at Hermes Equity Ownership Services as associate director, head of UK engagement. He started his career in 2006 in HSBC’s fraud, risk and security office.

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