People Moves: Deutsche Bank WM, SDL, Revolut, HSBC GAM, JPMAM, Oakbridge, Cohen & Steers

Pedro Gonçalves
People Moves: Deutsche Bank WM, SDL, Revolut, HSBC GAM, JPMAM, Oakbridge, Cohen & Steers

Deutsche Bank WM
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management  has appointed ex-Vontobel strategist Gregor Hirt as global head of wealth discretionary.

Hirt, who had served as head of multi-asset solutions and chief strategist at Vontobel since April 2017, joins DBWM with immediate effect and will report to global CIO and head of wealth discretionary Christian Nolting. He will be based in Frankfurt and will oversee DBWM's wealth discretionary portfolio management activities globally. Hirt will also be responsible for growing the firm's asset base in wealth discretionary.

Sanford DeLand Asset Management (SDL) has appointed Eric Burns as chief analyst to lead the stock research analysis for the £1.2bn UK Buffettology and £7.3m Free Spirit funds.

Burns is set to start in his new role on 1 January 2020 and will work closely with the investment team. He has been an equity analyst for more than ten years at WH Ireland, where he was most recently deputy head of institutional research.

Revolut has appointed Martin Gilbert as non-executive chairman, starting his new role on 1 January 2020.

Gilbert has been working with Revolut chief executive Nik Storonsky in an advisory capacity. In October, Gilbert announced his intention to retire from Standard Life Aberdeen in September next year, having stepped down from his role as co-CEO earlier this year.

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has added to its fixed income team with the appointment of Shamil Pankhania as a credit portfolio manager within the global bonds team.

In his new role, Pankhania, who is joining from BlackRock, will lead and manage the buy and maintain credit investment business. He will also support the broader portfolio management of global and UK fixed income funds, HSBC GAM said. Based in London, he will report into head of global bonds Ernst Osiander.

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has appointed Myles Bradshaw as managing director and head of global aggregate fixed income strategies within its global fixed income currencies and commodities (GFICC) group.

Bradshaw, who joins from Amundi, succeeds Iain Stealey in this role, after he was promoted to international CIO for GFICC earlier this year. JPMAM said its global aggregate strategies team uses the GFICC platform for its multi-sector bond portfolios and that the $591bn platform has more than 279 investors managing money across government bonds, credit, emerging markets debt, currency and securitised debt. 

Oakbridge, the locally owned independent investment manager, has hired Myles Renouf to its investment team. Renouf joins Oakbridge with over six years' experience having previously held investment roles with Quilter Cheviot, Ravenscroft and more recently RBC.

Cohen & Steers
Cohen & Steers has named Dasha Smith to its board of directors. Smith is the executive vice president, global chief human resources officer for Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Smith is a member of the global leadership team, responsible for global human resources and corporate responsibility strategies and operations. She plays a key role in developing Sony Music's culture and future-forward strategies.

Smith's appointment expands its board of directors to nine and increases the number of independent directors to six. Smith has also been appointed as member of the board's audit committee, compensation committee, and nominating and corporate governance committee.


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