People Moves: HSBC GAM, Downing, Sanlam, Vistra, RPC, American Citizens Abroad

Pedro Gonçalves
People Moves: HSBC GAM, Downing, Sanlam, Vistra, RPC, American Citizens Abroad

HSBC Global Asset Management 
HSBC Global Asset Management (GAM) has expanded the role of Stuart White from head of strategy to global head of strategy and UK & international CEO.

White, who has held his former role since September 2015, will now lead the delivery of the firm's strategic programme, future strategy, M&A and corporate management activities. Reporting to global CEO Nicolas Moreau, White's responsibilities will extend to the UK, Bermuda, Malta and Turkey, along with oversight in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.

Downing Fund Managers
Downing Fund Managers has hired ex-Schroders stockpicker Rosemary Banyard to lead a newly launched unconstrained UK equity fund.

Banyard will head up the Downing Unique Opportunities fund, a 'relatively concentrated' portfolio of UK companies across the market-cap spectrum.

Sanlam has appointed Lydia MacDonald as a portfolio manager at its Brighton offices, in order to strengthen its regional client services on the south coast.

MacDonald, who has 35 years of investment experience, has previously worked for companies including Brewin Dolphin, Barclays Wealth, Gerrad and ANZ Grindlays Private Bank.

Vistra, the global fund administration, trust and corporate services provider, announced the expansion of its private equity capabilities in North America with the addition of four new executive leaders.

Anastasia (Kim) Williams, commercial sales director, recently led the private equity practice in North America at the TMF Group.  Maria Scofield, commercial sales relationship manager, has more than 13 years' experience in alternative investments, most recently as client director at TMF Group.

Michelle Hopfner, commercial sales director, joins with nearly 20 years' experience in alternative investments. Tamara Sablic, commercial sales director, was most recently the VP of business development at the TMF Group, and previously held senior roles at SS&C and J.P.

RPC has hired professional indemnity specialist Scott Ashby as partner to join the firm's leading insurance team in Bristol.

Ashby joins from Beale & Co, where he acted for a wide variety of national and international firms, defending them against claims brought against lawyers and accountants. He joined RPC on 30 March 2020.

American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation
American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation (ACAGF), the sister educational and research organization to American Citizens Abroad (ACA) announced that Glen Frost has been appointed to serve as President of American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation.  

Frost will also continue to serve as Associate Legal Counsel for both organizations. In these roles, he strives to promote the well-being of US citizens abroad.


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