People Moves: Barings, Tilney, Natixis, Zedra, Old Mutual Global Investors, State Street, T. Rowe Price

Pedro Gonçalves
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Barings, the $306 billion global financial services firm, announced that Duncan Robertson, global head of Distribution and Marketing, has assumed an expanded role as head of Asia Pacific.

In addition, Shelley Liu joined the firm as country head of China to oversee Barings’ efforts there. The firm says the appointment is a commitment on growing its investment operations and client base in the region, where Asia Pacific currently represents 34% of Barings’ external assets under management. Robertson will relocate to the firm’s Sydney office from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tilney has appointed Gary Jasper as a financial planner. He will join the team in the company’s office in Chelmsford.

Jasper joins from Coutts where he has worked since 2014 as a wealth manager, and most recently as a director specialist adviser supporting sports, media and entertainment personalities. He will deliver advice as part of the firm’s ‘two expert’ approach which sees financial planners paired alongside the firm’s investment managers to provide a integrated wealth management service to clients.

Natixis Investment Managers appointed a new head of institutional sales for Australia and New Zealand.

Louise Watson (pictured) will join the Sydney team of the A$1.4 trillion multi-affiliate manager, having most recently served as CQS’ head of distribution for Australia and New Zealand. She brings 20 years’ experience in the investment industry, holding roles at Credit Suisse, Aberdeen Asset Management and Challenger.

In her new role, she will oversee the institutional sales and client servicing team for Natixis’ 28 affiliate managers.

Zedra, the independent trust, corporate and fund services company, has appointed a new client director.

Simon Voisin has 27 years’ experience in offshore wealth management and has worked for both independent and bank owned trust companies. He will have a global mandate and be overseeing one of ZEDRA, Jersey’s European teams.

Old Mutual Global Investors
Old Mutual Global Investors, the £30.7bn London-based asset manager, announced Martin Visairas is returning to managing director responsible for institutional clients.

Visairas previously worked for Citigroup as global head of capital introductions.

State Street
State Street has named Andrew Allright as chief executive of InfraHedge, the $30bn hedge fund managed accounts subsidiary of the US listed bank.

Allright, who previously served as head of client solutions, replaces Bruce Keith who left in January to join the fintech start-up Bridgeweave.

T. Rowe Price
T. Rowe Price, the US-based asset manager, has filled three senior positions in its Global Investment Management Services (GIMS) division, which is responsible for the company’s global institutional and financial intermediary businesses.

Scott Keller will become the head of GIMS for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Singapore-based Keller, is currently head of GIMS for Asia Pacific and will move to London.

Nick Trueman, who is now head of Asia ex-Japan Institutional, will succeed Keller as head of GIMS for Asia Pacific and remain based in Singapore.

T. Rowe Price also named Elsie Chan, currently head of GIMS for Asia ex-Japan Intermediaries, to the newly-created role of head of GIMS, Asia ex-Japan.