Schroders' affiliate Benchmark Capital has appointed former head of Fidelity's FundsNetwork David White as group managing director.
White will join the technology-led adviser support business in February 2020 and will work closely alongside CEO Ian Cooke to develop its future growth strategy.
Old Mutual International
Old Mutual International, part of Quilter, has bolstered its Singapore high net worth team with two new hires. Claire Tan and Christabel (Bella) Fernandez both join Old Mutual International as directors of high net worth solutions broadening the sales team in Singapore and South East Asia.
In their new roles, the pair will look to extend Old Mutual International's distribution partnerships while continuing to support and strengthen key existing relationships in the region.
Jupiter Asset Management has appointed two equity analysts to work on a suite of its alternatives and technology funds. Nahid Iqbal and Antoine Hucher joined Jupiter in November from Italian bank Mediobanca and French firm Exane BNP Paribas respectively.
Deutsche Bank WM
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has enhanced its Middle East and Africa (MEA) team with two senior hires in Dubai.
Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Hamza Hamza has joined the MEA team from Standard Chartered Private Bank as an investment manager. Naushair Malli has joined as a client adviser, bringing a wealth of experience in advising Ultra High Net Wealth (UHNW) clients, in investment and asset management from Julius Baer and Barclays, among others.
Link Fund Solutions (LFS) has appointed former head of retail at BlackRock Tony Stenning as its second independent non-executive director and as chair of the board.
He will also assume the responsibilities of chair of the firm's risk and value assessment committees.
Franklin Templeton has announced that Jennifer M. Johnson has been appointed president and CEO of the company, taking over the role from current CEO, Gregory E. Johnson, who will become executive chairman.
Both appointments will become effective on 11 February 2020, the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
St James's Place
St James's Place has appointed Dame Helena Morrissey to its board as a non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2020.
Morrissey left Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) last month after almost three years at the business, where she had worked as head of personal investing.
The Marlborough Group has appointed Sarah Peaston, formerly of Citi and Barclays Capital Securities, as its third independent non-executive director (iNED).
Peaston, who joins ex-Investment Association interim CEO Guy Sears and former AMP Capital CIO David Kiddie on the board, will also become iNED of IFSL Fund Services.
Fidelity International has appointed ex-JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) regional sales manager Andy McNulty as sales director within its wealth manager sales team with immediate effect.
McNulty will be responsible for Fidelity's wealth clients in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England and will report to head of UK wholesale sales Nick McDowell.
Quilter Cheviot has hired Rathbones' Daniel Jolliffe and Murray Gillan from Brewin Dolphin as investment managers, adding to its expanding team.
Jolliffe and Gillan, who will work out of the firm's Jersey and Glasgow offices respectively, represent the 15th and 16th investment manager hires for Quilter Cheviot this year, bringing the investment team to 167 staff.
Edmond de Rothschild AM
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management as hired bond specialists Nicolas Leprince and Julien Tisserand. They will be part of the Asset Allocation and Sovereign Debt investment team run by Michaël Nizard and will be in charge of managing the EdR Fund Bond Allocation.
Nicolas Leprince, 39, had been in charge since 2016 of the fixed income team at BNP Paribas Cardif in France. His expertise covers all bond markets and especially sovereign debt, high yield and emerging debt. Julien Tisserand, 33, had been a global fixed income fund manager since 2016 at JP Morgan Asset Management in London. He ran various bond funds, primarily sovereign debt funds, as well as institutional mandates totalling several billion euros under management.
Mercer has announced the appointment of Steve Sands as leader of its UK Financial Planning Business. Sands will be responsible for leading the continued integration of the JLT and Mercer Jelf financial planning teams into one business, and for setting the strategic direction to drive further growth and further assist individuals as they plan to improve their financial wellness.
Sands will oversee a 200-strong team that includes 50 financial planners. He will report to Benoit Hudon, Mercer's UK Wealth Leader.