People moves: Hawksford, Julius Baer, Quilter Cheviot

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Hawksford has appointed a corporate business development director with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently focussing on clients within the corporate finance and equity capital markets arenas.

Danny Curran (pictured), who will be based in the UK, will be responsible for securing and developing new business in Hawksford’s corporate services division by identifying and evaluating new client and market opportunities in the UK, Europe and Asia. He will work closely and collaboratively with the corporate services team on the strategic development of the offering.

Before joining Hawksford, Curran worked at Equiniti (a FTSE250 financial services provider) heading up their boardroom business development team. Danny provided support and guidance to some of the most high profile flotations listing on the London Stock Exchange, whilst leading successful business development campaigns to attract blue chip clients.

“As a results driven individual, I’m looking forward to expanding the current portfolio and services offering at Hawksford. My industry expertise, particularly within the corporate finance and equity markets, will help build on the current impressive client base and support Hawksford’s strategic growth plans,” said Curran.

“Hawksford’s independence, entrepreneurial attitude and ambition has really impressed me. The direction the business is taking is very exciting and I am relishing being part of the next stage in its journey.”

Michel van Leeuwen, CEO of Hawksford, said: “Danny is an excellent addition to the corporate services team. With his extensive background in business development and experience advising LSX listed companies, he will be able to drive the generation of new business with a core focus on our key markets of UK, Europe and Asia.”

Julius Baer
Julius Baer in Guernsey has announced the appointment of Robert Pickford as a relationship manager in its Private Banking team.

Qualified as a chartered wealth manager with a first class honours degree in economics, Pickford joins the private bank with 12 years’ investment management experience. In his previous position at a local wealth management firm he looked after advisory and discretionary portfolios and sat on a number of investment committees responsible for the selection of UK, European and US equities. With his broad investment experience, Mr Pickford brings a deep understanding of global financial markets.

At Julius Baer, Pickford will be responsible for meeting the wealth management needs of a portfolio of Channel Island and UK based clients.

Stephen Burt, branch manager of Julius Baer’s Guernsey office, said: “Our growth strategy is progressing well with the continued recruitment of highly skilled people in Guernsey. We are confident that Robert’s experience and expertise will strengthen our offering and ensure we continue to provide excellent service levels to our local and international clients.”

Julius Baer first established a presence in Guernsey in 1989. The private bank now employs over 100 people on the island and continues to expand.

Quilter Cheviot Investment Management
Tim Timotheou, executive director, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) board to those who have made a significant positive contribution to both the financial services profession and to the CISI. Honorary Fellowship carries the designatory letters FCSI(Hon). The award was given to five “outstanding individuals.”

Sir Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI(Hon), CISI chairman said: “We are delighted to award Honorary Fellowship, our highest mark of respect, to these five excellent individuals, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to both the Institute and to the profession over many years. We look forward to their continued support and guidance for many years to come.”

Timotheou is executive director of Quilter Cheviot Investment Management. He began his career on the banking desk of a partnership that ultimately became Neilson Milnes, becoming a member of the London Stock Exchange three years later in 1985 and an Associate Director shortly after. In 1988 he joined the firm of Robert White, part of the Hill Samuel Group, starting their first office outside of Scotland in Manchester. Having become Bell Lawrie White, Tim and the team later joined Quilter Cheviot in 1993. Tim became a main board director in 1995 responsible for the Quilter Cheviot offices in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester until retiring from the Board in 2012. Since 2005, Tim has concentrated on bespoke portfolio management for his long standing private client and professional relationships. These include personal, Trust and private pension portfolios, both SIPP and SSAS.
Tim is the former President and long-serving member of CISI Liverpool Regional Committee and prior to that, the Manchester Committee. He has also worked with the CISI Educational Trust to develop a financial education programme for students in the region, leading directly to jobs in the profession.

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.

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