Rathbones has bolstered its stewardship team with the appointment of Archie Pearson as governance and voting analyst.
In his new role, Pearson will be responsible for ensuring consistent and informed proxy voting and corporate engagement activities. He will report to Rathbones stewardship director Matt Crossman, who oversees news flow on companies, updating company profiles and analysing ethical issues.
The Asset Management Exchange (‘AMX'), an institutional platform for investors and asset managers, has marked its second birthday with the announcement of three senior new hires. Nick Horsfall has been named managing director in the Client Business Development team. In this role, Nick will be responsible for building client relationships with some of the largest and most advanced pension schemes in the UK.
Additionally, Cassie Waller joins as global head of intermediaries from Syntax Research, a Florida-based hedge fund. Prior to Syntax, she worked for State Street, covering UK asset owners and consultants. Pippa Rudling also joins AMX as consultant relations director from Aberdeen Standard Investments where she worked in consultant relations. In her new role, she will be covering UK consultants as well as identifying strategic intermediary partnerships across Europe.
State Street Corporation, (State Street) has announced that it has appointed Lou Maiuri, previously head of State Street's Global Markets and Exchange businesses, to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
In this capacity, he will have overarching responsibility for State Street's IT, Global Delivery, Global Exchange, Charles River Development and Product teams. Maiuri will continue to serve on State Street's Management Committee and report to President and CEO Ron O'Hanley.
Nedbank Private Wealth has strengthened its investment team with the appointment of David McFadzean as head of investments Jersey.
Based in Jersey, David will be responsible for driving the company's investment proposition for private individuals, trustees and investment consultants. His initial focus will be on the corporate trustee sector, where his technical ability, knowledge and extensive network will be invaluable in this highly competitive market. He has over 25 years' experience in financial services.
Crowell & Moring
Crowell & Moring LLP is broadening its financial services and infrastructure capabilities with the addition of three partners to its London office: Robin Baillie, Paul Muscutt, and Cathryn Williams.
The trio joins from Squire Patton Boggs where Williams led the firm's Restructuring & Insolvency Practice in London and Baillie headed its Infrastructure Practice in the UK and Europe. The team strengthens the firm's ability to advise clients on insolvency and restructuring as well as on infrastructure projects around the world.
StanChart has named Richard Pattle as senior adviser for Standard Chartered Private Bank, effective 1 March 2019. He will be based in Dubai and will report to Tracy Clarke, regional CEO for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank.
Pattle was previously with Standard Chartered for nearly four years until last March, as vice chairman of the Private Bank.
Michelle Scrimgeour has resigned from her role as chief executive officer for EMEA at Columbia Threadneedle and will join Legal & General as CEO of its investment management business.
She will continue to work at Columbia Threadneedle during the coming months and work with chief executive officer, Ted Truscott and the rest of the regional leadership team to ensure a smooth transition as the group determines its longer-term plans.
City veteran Richard Jeffrey will join wealth manager Kingswood Holdings as chairman of a new investment committee as the group prepares to launch a suite of products.
The appointment comes as Kingswood hopes to provide new and existing clients with high quality and cost-effective products. Jeffrey will work with clients and shareholders to boost the firm's presence in the investment industry as part of ongoing plans to build its investment strategy and product offering.
JTC has appointed a new group director to the CEO office. The firm says that in his new role, Dean Blackburn will focus on the implementation of key operational and growth priorities, as well as supporting the private wealth, fund and corporate service provider's commercial strategy.
PwC has appointed Gerlind Smith as human capital director, a role she previously occupied across the regions of East, West and Southern Africa.
Smith has knowledge of the disciplines within Human Capital and has a particular interest in executive development and organisational design required for the future workplace. Her appointment comes as Alexandra McInnes recently rejoined the firm as a director leading PwC's Guernsey Advisory business. Charlotte Beattie has also returned to PwC to take on a senior management role in tax, based in Guernsey