ON THE MOVE

Track and view the latest people moves, nominations and recruiting activity in the ETF space.

Nasdaq appoints Steve Oh as Director of Development, ETF Product, Listings and Trading

July 24, 2017 |
Steve Oh
moved over from VanEck, where he was the Head of ETF Capital Markets, responsible with supporting development, launch, trading and client support for all VanEck ETFs in United States and Europe.
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Shundrawn Thomas to succeed Stephen Potter as president of Northern Trust Asset Management

July 18, 2017 | Northern Trust
Northern Trust
announced that Stephen N. Potter, President of Northern Trust Asset Management, will be appointed as Vice Chairman with responsibilities including oversight of key strategic initiatives and the development of select clients and prospects around the globe. Succeeding Potter as the President of Asset Management is Shundrawn A. Thomas, currently Head of Funds and Managed Accounts Group. Both changes are effective October 1
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Joe Cunningham joins Nasdaq in a Business Development role

July 12, 2017 |
Joe Cunningham
moved to Nasdaq from Horizons ETFs, where his role was Managing Director, Capital Markets & National Accounts
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Vanguard chief Bill McNabb to step down

July 13, 2017 | The Telegraph
The chief executive of Vanguard, Bill McNabb, said he will step down at the end of the year, adding now was “the right time for a new leader” as the American fund giant ramped up its global expansion.
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JP Morgan Asset Management appoints head of US ETFs

July 12, 2017 | ETF Express
JP Morgan Asset Management
 announced that Joanna Gallegos has been named Head of its US ETF business, reporting to Mike Camacho, Global Head of Beta Strategies.
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Investing Legend Burton Malkiel Joins the Toroso ETF Industry Index Committee

July 12, 2017 | 4 Traders
Burton Malkiel
, the legendary Princeton professor and author of the seminal best-selling book “A Random Walk Down Street,” has joined the Index Committee for the Toroso ETF Industry Index.
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ETP specialist, USCF, has named Maya Lowry as its new Head of Distribution

July 06, 2017 | ETF Express
Maya Lowry
joined USCF in 2016 as the Director of National Accounts and quickly added value to the marketing team.  Maya has over 20 years of experience in asset management and is responsible for expanding the firm’s distribution and business development efforts.
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State Street Strengthens US Investor Services Team with Appointment of ETF Industry Expert

June 23, 2017 | Business Wire
Former Bank of New York Veteran to Steer Industry-Leading Servicing Team for ETFs and Mutual Funds office.
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Legg Mason hires alternatives product head

June 12, 2017 | Investment Week
Victoria Rock
has been appointed head of alternatives product at Legg Mason, leading the newly established global alternatives team out of the firm’s London office.
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Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Expand to Israel

June 12, 2017 | TMX
Yossi Boker will be leading the business development in key market.
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Evolve Funds names Keith Crone starts as Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing

June, 2017 |
Keith Crone
starts a new role as Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing at Evolve Funds. Previously Vice President, Retail Markets at Fiera Capital Corporation
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Dan DeMerchant joins First Trust Portfolios

June, 2017 |
Dan DeMerchant has joined First Trust Portfolios after his time at Elkhorn Investments
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John Hancock Investments names Neil Kay to lead West Coast effort

June, 2017 |
Neil Kay is named John Hancock Investments lead of their West Coast effort
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John Labadini joins GraniteShares

June, 2017 |
GraniteShares
hires John Labadini for the ETF Sales role.
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Head of Institutional Sales Announced for Global SPDR Business at State Street Global Advisors

June 14, 2017 |Business Wire
SSGA
hires Kathryn Sweeney as Head of SPDR Americas Institutional sales.
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Global X Names ETF Industry Veteran Jon Maier Chief Investment Officer

June 05, 2017 |PR Newswire
In his new role at Global X Jon Maier will focus on shaping the firm’s market outlook, helping build model portfolios, developing ETF products and crafting the firm’s investment strategy.
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American Century plans to launch its own ETFs

June 09, 2017 |Biz Journals
American Century
hired Edward Rosenberg to the new position of senior vice president and head of ETFs. He has nearly 20 years of experience launching ETFs for highly respected providers such as Vanguard, Russell Investments and Northern Trust.
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Eric Noll Leaving Convergex

May 25, 2017 |Markets Media
The chief executive officer of Convergex, Eric Noll, is leaving the firm.
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ETF Global welcomes Chris Ohmacht (Founder at CAO Strategic Partners) to the Research Advisory Board

May 19, 2017 |ETF Global
As the firm continues to further build its already dynamic Research Advisory Board, we are thrilled to announce that Chris Ohmacht has joined the ETF Global RAB. Chris has an incredibly accomplished background within financial services which will complement the insights provided by the current Research Advisory Board.
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BNY Mellon Appoints Frank La Salla and Chandresh Iyer

May 10, 2017 |PR Newswire
BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, announced that Frank La Salla has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of its Corporate Trust business and will report to Brian Shea, Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Services.
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SSGA has appointed Noel Archard as Head of SPDR product & Seth Morrison as global Head of SPDR marketing

May 02, 2017 |Business Wire
Noel Archard
has been named head of global SPDR product, and Seth Morrison has been named head of global SPDR marketing. Both will be based in Boston.
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Citi hires ex-Deutsche boss to run Algo Trading

July 30, 2017 | Financial News
The bank said in a memo that Sabrina Wilson had been named as regional head of futures, clearing and collateral in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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Cuan Coulter is the new head of SSGA's operations in EMEA. He will be replacing replacing Mike Karpik

July 27, 2017 | IPE
Cuan Coulter
is the new head of State Street Global Advisors’ (SSgA) operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He will replace Mike Karpik, who is leaving the company, following a transition period over the summer.
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Lyxor hires Source's Lake to head up UK sales

July 27, 2017 | Investment Week
Lyxor ETF
has boosted its sales team with the appointment of Source’s David Lake as head of ETF sales for UK and Ireland.
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Phil Allison, CEO at KCG Europe, departs after Virtu Financial's $1.4bn takeover of KCG Holdings

July 20, 2017 |Financial News
Phil Allison
, who became chief executive of KCG‘s European business in 2014, is in line for a parachute payment of $7m.
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BNP Paribas AM hires former Pioneer CEO for senior sales role

July 20, 2017 |Investment Week
BNP Paribas Asset Management
has appointed former chief executive of Pioneer Investments, Sandro Pierri, as global head of its client group, the firm’s sales and marketing division.
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Ossiam hires product specialist for German-speaking countries

July 16, 2017 |ETF Express
Ossiam
, the smart beta specialist fund manager and affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management (Natixis), has expanded its team with the appointment of Mirko Jungmann as product specialist for Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
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Invesco Perpetual hires ex-Neptune manager Turnbull for EMs team

July 16, 2017 |Investment Week
Invesco Perpetual
has recruited Doug Turnbull, former head of Chinese equities at Neptune Investment Management, to work within its emerging markets team.
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Vanguard hires Thomas Merz as the new Sales Chief for Europe, to be based in Zurich

July 05, 2017 |Financial News London
Vanguard 
has hired a new sales chief for continental Europe, responsible for co-ordinating an expansion drive in the region. Thomas Merz will be based in Zurich and report to Sean Hagerty, head of Europe, Vanguard said in a statement. He will oversee European distribution, excluding the UK.
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WisdomTree has hired the former Head of SSGA’s ETF business in Europe, Alexis Marinof

July 05, 2017 |Financial News London
Exchange-traded funds provider WisdomTree has hired the former head of State Street Global Advisors’ ETF business in Europe, Alexis Marinof, to run its distribution network on the continent.
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BlackRock's Head of EMEA retail post will be taken over by Co-Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Michael Gruener

July 03, 2017 |Investment Week
Alex Hoctor-Duncan
, head of BlackRock‘s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) retail business, has decided to leave the firm, having first joined in 1997. Alex will be replaced by Michael Gruener.
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Invesco Perpetual promotes Black to head trust distribution as Watkins retires

June 30, 2017 |Investment Week
Henley-based asset manager Invesco Perpetual has appointed Nick Black as its head of investment trust distribution, following the retirement of Andrew Watkins earlier this month.
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Stephanie Flanders to leave JPMAM in October

June 27, 2017 |Investment Week
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
‘s chief market strategist Stephanie Flanders will leave the company later this year to lead a new economics desk at Bloomberg.
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M&G Securities CEO, William Nott, was elected to become EFAMA President. Amundi CFO elected vice president

June 24, 2017 |Investment Week
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has elected the CEO of M&G Securities, the firm’s retail arm, William Nott as president for a two-year term.
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Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has hired a trio of managers from Nomura Asset Management

June 14, 2017 |Investment Week
Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI)
has hired a trio of managers from Nomura Asset Management to set up a new global emerging markets equity desk, while also planning to move its EM fund in-house.
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Copia Capital Management hires ex-TISA policy director Malcolm Small

June 14, 2017 |Professional Adviser
Copia Capital Management, the investment management division of Novia Financial, has appointed Malcolm Small as a special adviser for retirement.
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BNP Paribas hires currency specialist for EM team

June 14, 2017 |Investment Week
BNP Paribas
has hired Simeon Tsonev as currencies portfolio manager, a newly-created role within its emerging markets fixed income team.
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OMGI poaches Nomura trio to set up EM equities desk

June 12, 2017 |Investment Week
Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI)
has hired a trio of managers from Nomura Asset Management to set up a new global emerging markets equity desk, while also planning to move its EM fund in-house.
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Copia hires ex-TISA policy director Malcolm Small

June 12, 2017 |Professional Adviser
Copia Capital Management
, the investment management division of Novia Financial, has appointed Malcolm Small as a special adviser for retirement.
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Legg Mason hires alternatives product head

June 12, 2017 |Investment Week
Victoria Rock
has been appointed head of alternatives product at Legg Mason, leading the newly established global alternatives team out of the firm’s London office.
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Morgan Stanley IM hires Janus man for sales team

June 6, 2017 |Investment Week
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has appointed Max Harper as a senior sales person on its UK discretionary distribution team.
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Former Amundi director joins Gresham House as head of distribution

June 05, 2017 |Investment Week
Specialist alternatives asset manager Gresham House has appointed former Amundi director Michael Hart as head of distribution.
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Invesco Perpetual appoints Mason as co-manager on LatAm fund

June 01, 2017 |Investment Week
Invesco Perpetual
has promoted Nicholas Mason to co-manager of the firm’s Latin American fund, alongside head of emerging markets equities Dean Newman, from 30 June.
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Schroders' Biermann appointed UK Smaller Companies manager as Marriage exits to set up boutique

June 01, 2017 |Investment Week
Schroders
has revealed Luke Biermann will take over its £622m UK Dynamic Smaller Companies after announcing Paul Marriage and John Warren are set to leave the firm to start up their own business Tellworth Investments.
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Old Mutual Wealth appoints former BNY Mellon man to board

May 30, 2017 |Investment Week
Old Mutual Wealth
has appointed Jon Little as an independent non-executive director to its board, becoming the sixth director to join since Glyn Jones became chairman in September last year.
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Fidelity's Rossi to step back from CIO role

May 24, 2017 |Investment Week
Fidelity International
‘s Dominic Rossi has decided to step back from his role as CIO as he moves to a part-time advisory role from January 2018.
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HSBC has appointed Sandra Carlisle from Newton Investment Management as Head of Responsible Investment

May 22, 2017 |Investment Week
HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Sandra Carlisle from Newton Investment Management as head of responsible investment, while Stephanie Maier and Helene Winch also join as senior responsible investment specialists.
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Schroders has appointed Daniel Imhof from UBS Wealth Management as the Head of Global Sales

May 22, 2017 |Investment Week
Schroders
has appointed Daniel Imhof from UBS Wealth Management in the newly created role of head of global sales.
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Franklin Templeton hires Aberdeen's Gilbey as UK country head

May 19, 2017 |Investment Week
Franklin Templeton Investments
has appointed Aberdeen Asset Management’s head of UK distribution Martyn Gilbey to lead its UK operations.
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Fidelity appoints Barings' Laud as head of equity

May 09, 2017 |Investment Week
Fidelity International
has hired Sonja Laud from Baring Asset Management for the newly created role of head of equity.
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First State global resources head to retire after 20 years

May 09, 2017 |Investment Week
Joanne Warner
, head of global resources at First State Investments, will retire from fund management in August after 20 years at the firm.
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Wheatley returns to finance as hedge fund adviser

May 23, 2017 |Investment Week
Former chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Martin Wheatley, is returning to financial services with a role advising Oasis Management, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund.
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Operations chief for BlackRock’s Asia-Pacific business, Michael Marquardt, exits and seeks new role

April 27, 2017 |Asian Investor
Chief operating officer Michael Marquardt has left after seven years in the role and 17 with BlackRock.
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