People Moves: Momentum Pensions, Heartwood IM, Enhance Group

Momentum Pensions

Momentum Pensions has named Craig Cheyne to head up the UK arm of its business as managing director.

Cheyne has been a director and group head of sales at the company since 2013, and has more than 25 years’ of experience in the financial services sector, according to the company. Prior to joining Momentum, he worked in Singapore and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, where he was with Royal Skandia International’s expatriate distribution channels.

Momentum Pensions specialises in offering pensions and investment products for UK residents, British expatriates and international clients, and currently looks after more £1.4bn in assets on behalf of clients, out of its regulated offices in the UK, Malta, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.

Heartwood Investment Management 

Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK, has hired two additional investment associates and a head of investment communications, as it adds to its presence in the UK market.

The two new investment associates are Alistair Campbell and Nikki Howes.  Campbell’s primary area of expertise is alternatives, and he will be assisting Charu Lahiri in the management of the Heartwood Alternatives Fund, Heartwood said. Prior to joining Heartwood, Campbell worked as a portfolio manager at Sarasin & Partners, where he focussed on liquid hedge fund strategies. He began his career in investment management in 2013 as an analyst at Société Générale Private Bank.

For her part, Howes, pictured left, whose primary area of research is equities, is working with Michael Stanes on the management of Heartwood’s Growth Investment Strategy. Before joining Heartwood, she worked in the investment banking division of JP Morgan, and began her career at UBS in London.

The third new member of the Heartwood team is Siobhan Pandya, who has been named head of investment communications. She will be responsible for developing and implementing Heartwood’s content and marketing strategy. She comes to Heartwood with “extensive experience” in the area of generating and managing cross-asset content, the company notes, having previously spent seven years at M&G Investments, most recently as head of equities market content. Previous employers have included Henderson Global Investors, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.

Heartwood Investment Management is a global multi-asset investment manager for private, institutional and charity clients as well as external intermediary firms. It is a division of Heartwood Wealth Management Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stockholm-based Svenska Handelsbanken AB. At the end of December it was looking after  more than £3.4bn in assets under management and administration on behalf of investors.

Enhance Group (UK) Ltd

The Enhance Group, a Jersey-based corporate services provider and wealth manager founded more than 12 years ago, has named Simon Reed director of its investment consultancy, opened in London in 2016. 

Reed is a law and accountancy graduate who obtained additional legal qualifications at London Guildhall University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004, specialising in corporate/commercial and real estate law, both in private practice and in-house with Thistle & Guoman Hotels and the John Lewis Partnership.

He also holds a CISI Masters in Wealth Management (L7) and is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, according to Enhance.

He moved into the investment management sector in 2011, where his roles included a stint as portfolio manager at Cazenove Capital Management, where he managed the relationships and portfolios on behalf of a number of high-net-worth individuals, trusts, estates and charities, and Santander UK, where beginning in 2016 he helped to build the Spanish banking group’s then-new UK private banking business.

At the Enhance Group, Reed will actively advise international families who require tailored investment advice.

The Enhance Group was founded in 2005 in Jersey by James Painter and Richard Sayers. Its London offices are located on Old Bailey in the City of London.

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