The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has confirmed the appointment of Karen Ashcroft as its new global director of finance.
In her previous roles Ashcroft was head of finance and company secretary with GAN London and before that group financial controller at Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Commenting on her appointment, Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, CISI CEO said: "We are delighted to have appointed Karen, whose range of experience and commercial expertise reflects senior positions across publishing, financial information, telecoms and professional services sectors. We look forward to welcoming her to the team."
Ashcroft added: "This is a wonderful opportunity to join Simon and his leadership team at CISI. I look forward to transitioning into the role in the coming weeks."
Indosuez Wealth Management
Indosuez Wealth Management has announced the appointment of Omar Shokur as chief executive officer, Asia, and Singapore branch manager. Shokur, who will be based in Singapore, will begin his new role on 1 July, subject to approval from the relevant authorities. Since 2017, Shokur has led the firm's Markets, Investment and Structuring teams in Switzerland and Asia.
Jean-Francois Deroche, CEO, Indosuez (Switzerland), said: "Omar has a large set of skills in business development, investments products and management that will allow us to strengthen our expansion in the region leveraging the solid relationship we have built with our clientel."
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments has recruited Bill Hartnett as its ESG investment director. Harnett will relocate to London to support ASI's emerging markets and Asia-Pacific team in the newly created role. Hartnett was a director at Regnan and Asia Pacific managing director at Innovest before joining LGS in 2010.
Hartnett said of his appointment: "The opportunity to apply my experience with an asset manager that has such a strong heritage and commitment to ESG is extremely motivating. I now look forward to working with my ASI colleagues to offer innovative ESG strategies to our existing and prospective clients."
BNP Paribas Asset Management has announced the appointment of Rob Gambi as its new global head of investments, based in London.
Gambi, who has over 30 years' experience in asset management, joins from Henderson Global Investors, where he was CIO. He was previously global head of fixed income at UBS Global Asset Management.
At BNP Paribas AM, Gambi will be responsible for the management and performance of all of the company's investment teams across asset classes and locations.
Frédéric Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, said: "Gambi will be instrumental in enhancing the firm's investment platform, including overseeing the integration of its global sustainability strategy."
Brewin Dolphin has appointed two new wealth directors at its offices at 8 Waterloo Place in St James's. The appointments of Adrien Landreau and Paul Bentley follow a number of recent new hires focusing on the ‘1762 from Brewin Dolphin' proposition, which works with trusted external partners to provide over-arching wealth advisory services for clients with complex financial needs.
Landreau joins Brewin's West End team after 17 years with the French CM-CIC Group. During this time, he spent 11 years in the company's private bank, Banque Transatlantique, focusing on resident non-domiciled high net worth families, entrepreneurs and senior executives in London's financial sector.
Bentley joins the 1762 from Brewin Dolphin team from Kleinwort Hambros where he was head of Entrepreneurs. During his 15 years with the company, he provided wealth management advice to senior executives and guided many clients through the sale of their businesses, helping them make sense of the next phase of their lives. (Ridhima Sharma)
Artemis Investment Management has announced that Jack Holmes will be joining the company, as a fifth member of its new fixed income team, on 26 June.
Holmes has been an investment manager for fixed income funds at Kames Capital since 2016. From 2013 he worked at Standard Life Investments, where he was an analyst in the European high yield team, after starting his career at Cambridge Econometrics.
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