HSBC Global AM
HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Jean-Charles Bertrand and Joe Little as global co-chief investment officers of multi-asset.
Little will focus mainly on the investment process, including economic and asset allocation research and investment strategy. Bertrand will focus mainly on risk budgeting, portfolio construction and fulfilment. Both of them will report to Chris Cheetham. Bertrand will be based in Paris, and Little in London. They will retain their current roles as head of multi-asset France, and head of investment strategy, respectively.
Investec Asset Management has revealed that James Elliot, who left his role as CIO of multi-asset at JP Morgan Asset Management last month, will join the company.
Elliot will head the group's multi-asset team from July, where he will oversee all existing investment solutions and the addition of new strategies. He will report to Domenico Ferrini, co-CEO, Investec Asset Management.
Fidelity International has appointed Andrew McCaffery as global chief investment officer (CIO) of alternatives and solutions.
In this newly created role, McCaffery will lead the development of Fidelity International's alternatives and solutions franchises, which will include the existing multi asset, investment solutions design and real estate teams. He will also drive the development of new capabilities in these areas for the business.
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has promoted Robert McKillop to the newly created role of global head of product & client solutions, as it creates a client solutions arm.
The new division will operate globally and incorporate Robert's current UK proposition, digital advice, product development and management, and product strategy responsibilities, as well as broader responsibility for solutions.
Deutsche Bank WM
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has appointed Mubashar Ayoob as head of its wealth management business in the Gulf region, effective immediately.
Ayoob is a seasoned private banker with 23 years of industry experience gained at Merrill Lynch and UBS. He joined Deutsche Bank in Dubai in October 2011 and has since played a key role in driving the growth of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management's business in the Gulf region. In his new role, Ayoob will manage the team in the region and other locations while continuing to service some of the bank's largest relationships in the Gulf.
JP Morgan has named Takenori Yoneda, a 30-year veteran in financial services, as head of corporate Banking for Japan with effect from June 1, 2019.
Yoneda joined JP Morgan in 2011 to help bolster the coverage of Japanese corporate clients in Southeast Asia, India, China, and Australia. He started his career at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 1987 and has worked as a corporate sales banker in Tokyo, New York, and Singapore.