Aviva Investors has announced that the head of financial institutions for the UK and Israel at HSBC Global Asset Management Apiramy Jeyarajah has joined as head of UK wholesale, replacing Jeremy Leadsom who stepped down from the role last year.
Reporting to director of client solutions for the UK and Europe TJ Voskamp, Jeyarajah will be based in London and will be responsible for relationships with key intermediary clients, including financial advisers and discretionary asset managers across the British Isles, including Ireland.
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired former head of investment solutions at crypto-asset firm Prime Factor Capital Adam Grimsley as an investment director.
Grimsley, who left Prime Factor at the end of 2019 to join ASI this month, having joined the crypto asset firm in 2017, will focus on private credit and work alongside global head of product for private markets Barry Fricke.
St James's Place
St James's Place Wealth Management (SJP) has announced that long-standing chief investment officer Chris Ralph will become global chief strategist for the firm.
Ralph, who held the position of CIO at SJP since November 2009, said on Thursday (2 January) that his new role will give him the opportunity to "spend more time watching markets" and "communicating ideas to partners and clients".
Crowell & Moring
Crowell & Moring has revealed that Nicola Phillips is joining its London office as a partner in its International Dispute Resolution Group, bolstering the law firm's ability to advise clients on commercial and civil litigation matters and large compliance investigations.
Phillips has experience in High Court litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution. She oversees complex banking and investment disputes and claims on guarantees, indemnities, and warranties. She has experience acting for both regulators and large financial institutions facing governmental enforcement enquiries. She has handled numerous cross-border investigations for clients in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, Phillips has significant experience handling complex civil frauds and regularly obtains injunctive relief to assist with asset preservation and recovery.
Eastspring Investments, the Asian investment management arm of Prudential, announced two senior appointments. Francis Woo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Joyce Chan has joined the firm as head of Intermediaries and, subject to regulatory approval, General Manager of the Hong Kong office.
Based in Singapore, Woo is responsible for the financial management of the business and will work closely with the regional teams. Reporting to Wai-Kwong Seck, Chief Executive, Eastspring, he will also become a member of the firm's Management Committee.
As head of Intermediaries in Hong Kong, Chan will be responsible for driving the sales and distribution of Eastspring's products through key wholesale and intermediary distribution channels. In this role she will report to Glen Lee, head of Intermediary Sales, who is based in Singapore.
Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced the addition of managing director Ralph Mastrangelo to its institutional sales team, signifying the firm's expansion strategy for global equity sales. Mastrangelo will develop and lead cover accounts in the UK from the London office of Stephens Inc.
Mastrangelo assumes this role after 24 years at William Blair International, where he was a partner and served as the London office sales manager. During his tenure, he managed an equity sales team of eight and was responsible for institutional accounts within the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Scandinavia.
Deutsche Bank WM
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has appointed Roberto Rosati as the managing director responsible for building the Single Family Offices (SFO) business in the UK.
He joined officially on the 1st January 2020, reporting to Michael Morley, CEO of Deutsche Bank UK. Rosati has been at Deutsche Bank since 2006 and became the head of Equity Sales for Southern Europe in 2012 taking on additional responsibility as head of Equity Derivatives Flow Sales across Continental Europe in 2018.
Harneys has announced 17 promotions from 1 January, including two new partners in the firm's BVI office, a new head of Litigation Asia and 14 promotions of senior associate and counsel positions across their BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong and London locations.
Hazel-Ann Hannaway and George Weston from the firm's BVI office have been promoted to partner, Paula Kay in the Hong Kong office has been named head of Litigation Asia. Harneys also announced the counsel promotions of Lucy Hannett, Joshua Mangeot and Christopher Pease in the BVI; James Elliot, Grainne King and Charles Moore in Cayman; Jayesh Chatlani in Hong Kong; Thomas Dugdale, Francesca Gibbons and Deirdre MacNamara in London.
Four associates were also promoted to senior associate level; James Eggleton and Anya Park in Cayman, Ariana Georgallis in Cyprus, and James Granby in Hong Kong.
Moore Stephens has promoted its Group Finance Manager to Finance Director for the Channel Islands. Based in Jersey, Brian Marek-Murray joined Moore Stephens in 2017. He will join the boards of the service companies in each island as part of his new role.
Marek-Murray's promotion comes as part of a series across Moore Stephens' Channel Islands franchise. In Jersey, Paul Fromage, the head of IT for the Channel Islands, has been appointed as a Director and will sit on the board of MS Services (Jersey) Limited, while Julian Moniz has been promoted to senior fund accountant within Moore Stephens Fund Services.