Withers has hired private funds and cross-border investment specialist Daniel Yong as a partner in its growing Singapore office. He joins alongside a team of 2 associates.
Yong advises private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and corporate clients on a wide range of areas, including regulatory and licensing issues affecting fund managers, as well as fund formation and cross-border M&A and private equity investment transactions in the Asia-Pacific region, including India and China.
Investec Wealth & Investment
Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) has appointed Hannah Dampney to the role of senior investment manager at its Bournemouth office. In her scope, Dampney will provide investment management services to private clients, charities, trusts and intermediaries across Bournemouth and the surrounding region. She will report to Scott Jones, head of the Bournemouth office.
Prior to joining IW&I, she was at Brewin Dolphin where she held the roles of assistant director (at its then Lymington office), investment manager and most recently senior investment manager during her near eight year tenure. Dampney holds a Masters in Wealth Management, Investments and Securities from BPP Financial Services, and is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Vistra, a global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, has appointed Jervis Smith country managing director of Vistra Luxembourg, effective 17 September 2019.
Smith will be responsible for leading Vistra's Luxembourg office and growing the business, together with the Vistra office in The Netherlands, in order to maximise joint opportunities between the two offices, which share a mutual base of clients and culture. Based in Luxembourg, he will report to Vincent Bremmer, regional managing director, Europe, Vistra.
IQ-EQ, a global investor services group, has hired Ad de Beer, who joins the firm as group general counsel and a member of the group's executive leadership team.
His professional experience includes leading international intra-group, legal and expert teams, acting as company secretary for board, executive and risk committees, deal handling, due diligence and expert consultancy in mergers, acquisitions and integrations in addition to managing cross-jurisdictional internal legal and corporate secretarial functions. A legal specialist by academic training, de Beer holds a Master's in Civil Law from the University of Utrecht.
Brooks Macdonald is strengthening its investment teams in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Hampshire, London and Taunton with the appointment of six senior specialists. These hires demonstrate Brooks Macdonald's ongoing commitment to attract the best talent in the industry to deliver its growth ambitions.
Liam Pryce-Jones has recently joined as a senior investment director and head of Hampshire. Paul Heath and Nick Dunn join the recently upgraded Edinburgh office as a portfolio director and investment director respectively.
Martin Gierach joins the Cardiff team as a portfolio director, after a nine year stint with Brewin Dolphin as an assistant director. Josh Herson joins the London-based team as a portfolio manager, moving from Saunderson House where he was a portfolio manager. Anthony Clark joins the Taunton office as an investment director having previously worked as an investment manager with Quilter Cheviot and most recently with Casterbridge Wealth Investments.
Ogier in Luxembourg has made four new appointments to continue the law firm's growth across its banking and finance, investment funds and corporate law teams.
With Nicolas Mille being promoted to counsel, Fiona Keating to managing associate, and Rebecca Macé-Balebs and Sandra Mohand-Oussaid to senior associates, the promotions reflect Ogier's Luxembourg team's wealth of international experience and ability to deliver excellent client service at the level required by international institutional clients, according to Ogier's practice partner in Luxembourg Dan Richards.
Stonehage Fleming, the independently owned international Family Office, has appointed Chris Merry as group chief executive officer. Formerly CEO of Ipes, a European provider of fund administration and outsourcing services, he will be based in Stonehage Fleming's London office.
Merry will be taking over from Giuseppe Ciucci, Stonehage Fleming Group CEO since 1997. Ciucci will remain in a full-time executive capacity as managing partner, concentrating first and foremost on serving existing clients as well as building new client relationships.
Jupiter Asset Management has bolstered its global distribution team with the promotion of John Tevenan to a newly created global head of financial institutions group role.
Jupiter has also promoted Karl Banyai, who has headed up its Austrian business since 2014, to head of Germany and Austria. Andrea Boggio, currently head of Italy, will also move into the role of deputy head of continental European sales.
Schroders has appointed Charles Prideaux as global head of investment amid a raft of changes at senior management level. Prideaux, who joined Schroders from BlackRock in October 2017 initially as global head of product and solutions, takes over a role that had been vacant since Peter Harrison became group CEO at Schroders in 2016.
He will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of Schroders' investment platform and its ESG team. He will also oversee its data insights unit.