Whitechurch Securities has appointed Simon Jaffe and Jakob Filer from OLIM and Seven Investment Management respectively as Jonathan Moyes departs the investment team after eight years.
Jaffe, who joins as a senior investment manager, and Filer will be joined at the Bristol-based firm by an additional two hires, with Whitechurch set to announce the appointment of a senior investment analyst and an additional manager "in the coming weeks".
Columbia Threadneedle is to name William Davies EMEA CIO as Mark Burgess steps down after nine years in the role to take a "career break".
Davies joined Threadneedle Investments as a European equities portfolio manager at the company's inception in 1994 before becoming head of European equities in 1999 and head of global equities in 2011. In 2017 he assumed responsibility for the firm's teams across all regions.
Majedie Asset Management has hired Cindy Rose from Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) as head of responsible capitalism.
In her new role she will lead and continue to develop the group's commitment to responsible capitalism, a commitment Majedie made within its ESG policy at its 2012 Client Conference, where it set out its overarching company policy "to make money for clients - responsibly". At ASI, Rose was head of ESG, clients and products. She was also previously co-head of ESG and stewardship at Aberdeen Asset Management, prior to the merger with Standard Life.
Kames Capital's former head of global financial institutions, Sam Carter, has been appointed by ATLAS Infrastructure to the newly created role of head of distribution.
Carter, had been at Kames since January 2013, previously as a member of the wholesale distribution team before being appointed head of global financial institutions in 2016.
RAK ICC, the Ras Al Khaimah-based corporate registry, has unveiled three new board members, tasked with spearheading the organisation's transformation to an international world class and fully compliant registry. Michael Fay QC has practiced law in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) since 1996 and in 2011 was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Fellow board member, Ernest Zheng, has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry having managed teams in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The third member of the RAK ICC board, David De Buck, also brings with him experience of the Asian financial services sector as well as having held various c-level roles in Australia, Brussels, Geneva and London.
Brooks Macdonald has announced the appointment of three industry sales specialists as it invests to strengthen its business development team. Gary Stirrup has recently joined as national sales manager, responsible for UK sales with a focus on developing and growing IFA relationships. Thomas Ball and Philip Penrose join as business development managers in our East Anglia and Manchester offices respectively.
Ball joins from Prospect Wealth Management where he was most recently head of Business Development, while Penrose joins from MitonOptimal UK where he was head of UK Sales.
Ogier has promoted to members of its Guernsey team to senior associate: Charlotte Brown in the corporate team, and Michael Rogers in the dispute resolution team.
Brown first joined Ogier as a Bursary Student, returned to Ogier in 2014 as a trainee solicitor and was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in June 2016. In addition, Rogers is a dual qualified lawyer, admitted in the UK and South Africa. He advises fund managers, leading financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and ultra-high net worth individuals in a diverse range of complex, high value disputes which are often multi-jurisdictional in nature.
Cohen & Steers
Cohen & Steers has revealed that Daniel Charles will join the firm as head of global distribution. In this newly created role, Charles will lead all aspects of the company's business development and client service efforts, providing strategic direction for both institutional and intermediary markets across all regions. He will serve on the firm's executive committee.
Most recently, he served in a similar capacity as head of global distribution at William Blair, where his accomplishments included leading the firm's expansion into Australia and Canada. Before this, he served at Janus Capital Group, overseeing worldwide sales, client service and consultant relations.
Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has appointed Paul Denman as Private Client Director to support the ongoing growth of its high net worth client proposition.
Denman joins CBAM from Arbuthnot Latham, where he was a director in the Private Banking side of the business for fourteen years. Whilst there, Paul established a new Family Office team which looked after some of the Bank's largest clients. Before this, Paul spent seven years as a private banker at SG Hambros. Paul has more than thirty years of experience in the industry, having started his career at Coutts & Co in 1985.