People Moves: Novia, AMX, Standard Life Aberdeen, Janus Henderson, JP Morgan, CQS

Pedro Gonçalves
People Moves: Novia, AMX, Standard Life Aberdeen, Janus Henderson, JP Morgan, CQS

Novia Global has appointed Steve Andrews as managing director, effective July 2019.  He will be succeeding Bill Vasilieff, (subject to FCA approval) who is to take up a position as chairman of Novia Global. 

Andrews will report to Bill Vasilieff and become a member of the Novia Global Board.  He joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he was head of Third Party and Major Distribution. Previous to this role Andrews was joint head of Retail Business at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Earlier roles also included DWS Investments - Deutsche Asset Management where Steve was Head of IFA and Investment Partners, and HSBC Asset Management where Steve was head of National Accounts.

The Asset Management Exchange (‘AMX'), an institutional platform for investors and asset managers, has named Christopher Head as head of Business Development.  He joins AMX, which manages over $8 billion in assets, as part of the Executive Committee with responsibility for overseeing business development, marketing and client service.   

Head joins from BlackRock, the global investment management firm, where he served for 13 years, most recently as head of UK Local Authorities. 

Standard Life Aberdeen
Standard Life Aberdeen has appointed Kirsty Barr to the newly created role of UK distribution director for key accounts, which will see her focus on platform clients and investment specialisms.

Barr, who will report to managing director of UK distribution Noel Butwell, will lead a team of 15 people, 11 of whom are business development directors covering nationals, networks, national DFMs, retail banks, private banks and multi-managers.

Janus Henderson
Janus Henderson has named Aaron Scully co-manager on the Global Sustainable Equity fund alongside current lead and head of SRI Hamish Chamberlayne.

Scully takes on his role effective end of June and has already been working with Chamberlayne for the past two years from his base in Denver, facilitating global integration between the US and UK teams.

JP Morgan 
JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has appointed BlackRock's Hugh Gimber as global market strategist working within the firm's EMEA Market Insights team.

In his new role, Gimber will deliver economic insight to financial advisers and institutional investors across the UK and Europe, JPMAM said. Gimber joins JPMAM from the BlackRock Investment Institute, where he was vice president and multi-asset investment strategist. He spent six years at the US fund giant in a series of roles, having joined them initially as an intern in 2012.

CQS, the Hong Kong-based investment management firm, has hired Geoff Barker and members of his team Nick Bibby, Neil Scrase, Vishal Mahtani, Chrisy Law, Amanda Chan and Ivan Kan

Barker will manage the same Asia Macro fund and strategy at CQS that was previously known as Counterpoint. The macro strategy is adjacent to CQS' existing footprint in Hong Kong, and complementary to CQS' existing Asian and global capabilities.


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