Hawksford has appointed Alice Quek as a private client services director. She has more than 15 years of experience in the banking and fiduciary services sectors across Asia.
With a primary focus on developing and building relationships with clients and intermediaries in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Quek will be responsible for driving Asian growth within Hawksford's private client business.
Carmignac has appointed Justin Kew to the newly-created role of sustainability manager.. In this role, Kew will be responsible for advancing the ESG investment process and framework, carrying out thematic research and designing investment solutions, including impact investment to help meet Carmignac's clients' long-term goals. In addition, he will support Carmignac's current active engagement and industry initiatives.
He joins from Fidelity International, where he was a senior ESG analyst, responsible for integrating ESG data in the investment analysis and portfolio management process while designing investment process for clients.
Crowell & Moring
Crowell & Moring has revealed that Laurence Winston joins has jointed its London office as a partner and co-head of its International Dispute Resolution Group where he strengthens the firm's ability to advise clients on a broad range of commercial litigation matters and provide advice on worldwide and UK fraud investigations and asset recovery actions.
Winston joins from the London office of Squire Patton Boggs, where he was the head of its UK Litigation Group. His arrival marks the sixth new partner to join the firm's London office over the past six months and signals that the firm plans additional strategic growth in the UK market.
Royal London has named Barry O'Dwyer as its new group chief executive to replace outgoing Phil Loney. O'Dwyer was previously head of UK for Standard Life Aberdeen, having spent nearly six years at the business. He has also previously held senior roles at major insurers Phoenix and Prudential.
This follows an announcement last December that Phil Loney, who has held the group CEO role for seven years, is to step down from his position on 28 June. The group said he will remain available for the remainder of the calendar year to facilitate the transition.
The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Corinne Lamesch as the new Chairperson of ALFI following its annual general meeting. The appointment is effective immediately and will run for two years initially. In addition, a new Board of Directors has been elected.
Lamesch has been a member of the ALFI Board of Directors since June 2017 and has actively participated in a number of ALFI Technical Committees and Working Groups. She is a regular speaker at industry events and has been actively participating in conferences and roadshows that ALFI is organising in Luxembourg and across the globe.
Cavendish Asset Management (AM) has announced changes to managerial positions within the structure of the TM Cavendish funds' team.
The firm's CIO Julian Lewis is to take a step back from managing the TM Cavendish International fund and TM Cavendish UK Balanced Income fund, but will retain oversight of the group's investment strategy. Liz Evans, who has been at Cavendish her entire investment career, will take over the management of the TM Cavendish International fund and TM Cavendish UK Balanced Income fund alongside Tom Donneky, who joined in 2014 to concentrate on US equities.
River & Mercantile (R&M) has named James Barham chief executive officer, taking over the responsibilities from Mike Faulkner as part of the group's "established succession plan".
Barham was promoted to the newly-created role of deputy CEO of R&M in September last year, as the group said it was preparing for "the next stage of growth". He will take over the role of group CEO from 1 July, as Faulkner steps back to focus on the management and development of the group's range of macro strategies.
Marlborough Group has appointed Nick French as head of business development for multi-asset and wealth management, a newly created role.
French, whose investment career spans more than 20 years, spent more than a decade as managing director and head of UK wealth management at Russell Investments, before leaving in March 2018 to establish his own business consultancy launching online tools for financial advisers.
Ogier has made two senior promotions in its Jersey office. The law firm has promoted corporate and finance lawyer Laura Malpass to senior associate and private wealth specialist Richard Laignel to managing associate.
Malpass has experience in private practice roles in the City, Jersey and BVI, as well as in-house roles and secondments in the banking, energy and logistics sectors. Laignel, a key member of Ogier's Employee Incentives and Pensions team, was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 2017.
Alex Picot Trust
Alex Picot Trust has promoted tax manager Hannah Roynon-Jones to the role of associate director. In her new role, Roynon-Jones will focus on building her own portfolio of private clients while working alongside the three Directors to move the company forward.