Carey Olsen Bermuda is adding to its trusts and private wealth practice with the appointment of counsel Ashley Fife.
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Bermuda and Australia, Fife specialises in advising clients on the creation, management, restructuring and termination of private and commercial trusts, with particular expertise concerning pension trusts, unit trusts and complex family structures utilising insurance and investment structures and solutions.
Trium Capital, the London-based alternative investment specialist, has hired Angus Chiang to manage a new Asia ex-Japan long/short equity portfolio.
With more than 15 years of experience covering Asian equities, Chiang previously co-managed the Pelargos Asia Alpha Fund, a fundamental long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to this, Chiang held positions at Inox Global Capital management, Morgan Stanley and ACPI Investment Managers.
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Standard Life Aberdeen has announced former HSBC chairman Sir Douglas Flint will replace Sir Gerry Grimstone as chairman of the board from 1 January 2019.
Flint stepped down as HSBC chairman in September 2017 after six years at the helm with former chief executive Stuart Gulliver. Prior to that, he was finance director at the bank. Grimstone announced his decision to retire earlier this year and will step down at the start of 2019 after 15 years on the board.
Morningstar has promoted UK chief executive Mark Roomans to the newly created role of head of EMEA.
Roomans joined Morningstar in 2001 from Mercury Merrill Lynch Asset Management and has held previous roles during his Morningstar tenure. This includes chief operating officer of Morningstar Europe and co-chief executive of Morningstar Australia.
Schroders has hired Lesley-Ann Morgan as head of multi-asset strategy to work alongside Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments.
Morgan has 25 years of investment management experience, and has held a number of senior roles at Schroders, starting in 2011 as a senior strategist before becoming head of global strategic solutions just a year later. In this newly-created role, Morgan will have a core focus on the firm’s strategic partnerships with clients across the globe.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has recruited Mirjam Staub-Bisang as head of Switzerland and a senior adviser for sustainable investment.
Staub-Bisang (pictured) will retain her current role as chair of Profond, the Swiss multi-employer pension scheme, but will step down in November as chair and member of Profond’s investment committees.
The move represents an upset victory: Staub-Bisang has run boutique Independent Capital Group together with her brother, Roman Staub, in Zurich and Geneva for more than 12 years. She is also head of a council overseeing Profond, a pension fund.
Invesco has appointed Elizabeth Gillam to the newly-created role of head of EU government relations and public policy in Brussels. Gillam joins from AllianzGI, where she was a senior policy and regulatory affairs liaison.
She has previously worked as the deputy head of City of London’s Brussels office and held senior policy roles at HM Treasury. Gillam will report into Invesco’s general counsel of EMEA Rupert Rossander in London.