Neuberger Berman has hired Joe McDonnell for the newly created role of head of portfolio solutions (EMEA) amid increasing demand for "customised solutions" in the institutional space.
McDonnell, who joins after ten years in a similar role at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, will be responsible for designing and overseeing multi-asset mandates and engaging with the firm's strategic partners.
Hargreaves Lansdown has hired former Telegraph journalist and Morningstar editor Emma Wall as its new head of investment analysis.
Wall, who will take up the role from 29 April, will be responsible for managing the research team, producing investment research, including fund manager interviews, and expanding HL's investment commentary across video and digital media.
Octopus Group has appointed Ruth Handcock as chief executive officer for its investments business.
She takes over from the company's co-founder Simon Rogerson, who will remain CEO of the wider group and become executive chairman for Octopus Investments. Handcock joined Octopus in July 2018 as chief customer officer, working across operations, sales and marketing. Prior to this, she worked at UK challenger bank Tandem as chief customer officer and chief of staff.
Artemis Investment Management has promoted Nick Shenton and Andy Marsh to partners in recognition of their work as fund managers on the firm's equity income offering.
The pair co-manage the £5.5bn AUM Artemis Income fund, alongside Adrian Frost, as well as £3.4bn in other UK equity income mandates.
WisdomTree has hired Lidia Treiber from Invesco to lead fixed income research for its European operations.
Based in London, Treiber will be responsible for developing the firm's fixed income capabilities and ensuring investors receive expert insight into the asset class. She joined Invesco in 2014 as a fixed income specialist from Wellington Management, where she was an associate director working with the firm's institutional clients. Prior to Wellington, she spent five years at BlackRock between 2006 and 2011, initially as a research analyst and subsequently a fixed income specialist.
Carey Olsen has named partner Elaine Gray as head of its dispute resolution and litigation practice in Guernsey, taking over from former head of department Karen Le Cras who has been appointed to a new role as global general counsel to the firm.
Gray, who joined the firm as counsel in 2012 before being promoted to partner in 2015, advises local and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation, employment, regulatory and intellectual property (IP) matters, and has acted on some of the most notable offshore litigation matters of recent years including the landmark Tchenguiz case - one of the largest and longest-running contentious trust insolvency disputes.
PGIM has appointed Joanna Drew to the newly created role of head of communications, EMEA. PGIM, among the world's top 10 asset managers with US$1.2trn in assets under management as of 31 Dec. 2018, is the global investment management business of US-based Prudential Financial.
In this new role, Drew is responsible for establishing and leading an integrated communications function across EMEA to support PGIM and PGIM's eight businesses — PGIM Fixed Income, PGIM Real Estate, PGIM Real Estate Finance, QMA, Jennison, PGIM Investments, PGIM Global Partners and Pricoa Capital Group — as they continue to broaden and deepen their footprint in the region. She is based in London and reports to Ted Smith, head of global communications.
MUFG Investor Services Jersey has made an appointment to the board of directors for its administration and management companies in Jersey. Keith McSorley will take the position, while Luciano Brambilla joins the company as Compliance Manager responsible for the MUFG Alternative Fund Services (Jersey) Limited and the management company MUFG Jersey Management Company Limited.
Goldman Sachs Group's chairman and chief executive for the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan is set to retire, according to media reports. Ken Hitchner, CEO of Goldman Sachs for Asia-Pacific, is retiring from the US bank, according to Reuters, which quoted a person familiar with the matter on Tuesday. He will continue in his role, which is based in Hong Kong, until mid-2019.