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

State Street Global Advisors Appoints Sue Thompson as Head of Americas Distribution for SPDR ETFs

May 07, 2018 | Business Wire

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the appointment of Sue Thompson as head of Americas Distribution for SPDR ETFs, effective immediately. Thompson will be based in Boston and report to Rory Tobin, global head of SPDR ETFs.

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OppenheimerFunds Hires New Chief Risk Officer

March 26, 2018 | PR Newswire

OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager, has appointed Ahmad Deek as Chief Risk Officer. He will be responsible for leading the firm’s risk management function and further enhancing its corporate governance structure. Deek will be based in New York and will join the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to Art Steinmetz, Chairman and CEO of OppenheimerFunds.

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OppenheimerFunds Expands CEO Advisor Institute's Executive Consulting Team

March 19, 2018 | PR Newswire

OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager, has appointed Julie Sendelbach and Dave Thomas to its CEO Advisor Institute’s Executive Consulting team. Reporting to Paul Blease, Director of CEO Advisor Institute at OppenheimerFunds, Sendelbach and Thomas will lead personal and professional development programs for financial advisors across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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ETF Industry Veteran Matt Hougan Joins Cryptocurrency Index Fund Manager Bitwise

February 20, 2018 | Medium
Bitwise Asset Management
, manager of the first cryptocurrency index fund, the Bitwise HOLD 10 Private Index Fund, announced today that ETF industry veteran Matt Hougan is joining the firm as Vice President of Research & Development.
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Northern Trust Asset Management has named Darek Wojnar, CFA, a 23-year investment industry veteran, as head of funds and managed accounts

January 24, 2018 | ETF Express
Northern Trust Asset Management
has named Darek Wojnar, CFA, a 23-year investment industry veteran, as head of funds and managed accounts. Wojnar will oversee the development, distribution and management of the firm’s Northern mutual funds, FlexShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and managed accounts.
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American Century Investments Hires A Former BlackRock Portfolio Manager And An Exchange Traded Fund Specialist For ETF Initiative

January 9, 2018 | PR News Wire
American Century Investments
today announced two new hires for its exchange traded funds (ETF) initiative. Rene Casis has been named portfolio manager and Sean Walker an ETF specialist for the $175 billion* global asset management firm.
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Fidelity creates global head of asset management role for Grenier

January 4, 2018 | Investment Week
Fidelity International
has appointed Bart Grenier from its US business as global head of its £233bn asset management business, as the group looks to further grow its investment management function around the world.
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Northern Trust Appoints Head of ETF Capital Markets for FlexShares

December 4, 2017 | Business Wire
Northern Trust
announced the appointment of Dan Madden as Head of ETF Capital Markets for FlexShares.
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AllianzGI strengthens US fixed income team with double hire from Columbia Threadneedle

November 13, 2017 | Investment Week
Allianz Global Investors
has hired Carl Pappo and Frank Salem from Columbia Threadneedle as chief investment officer of US fixed income and senior portfolio manager respectively, in a bid to strengthen the group’s bond offering in the US.
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SSGA names new CEO; Ronald O’Hanley to succeed Jay Hooley as CEO of parent company

November 7, 2017 |

Cyrus Taraporevala was named president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors,

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MSCI Hires Jeremy Baskin as Head of Client Coverage in the Americas

September 25, 2017 | Business Wire
MSCI
announced that Jeremy Baskin has joined MSCI as Head of Client Coverage in the Americas. He succeeds Jay McNamara who led the team for 5 years and will now head the firm’s real estate product line.
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Kristin Mastrandrea Meza joins Prudential Financial as Director of Global Communications

September 20, 2017 |
Kristin was previously Vice President, Public Relations at MSCI
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Alec Young joins FTSE Russell as Managing Director - Global Markets Research

September 01, 2017 |
Alec Young was previously Vice President, Investment Strategist at OppenheimerFunds
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Heidi Richardson joins J.P. Morgan as Managing Director

September 01, 2017 |
Heidi Richardson was previously at BlackRock as Head of Investment Strategy – ETF and Index Investing
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ETC Names ETF Industry Veteran Mike Cronan to Head up New Marketing Division

August 25, 2017 | Business Insider
In his new role, Mike Cronan will lead the ETF Marketing program for current and future ETC clients focused on building a customized multi-channel marketing plan, distribution strategy and product positioning.
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Steve Lazarus joins Marathon Asset Management as Managing Director, Investor Relations

August 20, 2017 |
Steve Lazarus
was previously the COO/CCO and Managing Director at AccuShares
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Deutsche Bank Names Tom Patrick Americas CEO

August 15, 2017 |Nasdaq
Deutsche Bank AG
promoted head of its global equities business, Tom Patrick, to Americas chief executive. Patrick replaces Bill Woodley, who’s leaving the German lender.
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Daniel J. Bulawa joins Pacer ETFs as Managing Director

August 10, 2017 |
Daniel J. Bulawa
previously worked for SpiderRock Advisors and RS Investments, where he operated in various Sales roles.
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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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JPMAM expands UK sales team with five new hires

May 16, 2018 | Investment Week

J. P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has bolstered its UK funds sales team with five new appointments.

BlackRock European equity manager Gaskell departs after 24 years

May 09, 2018 | Investment Week

BlackRock’s Alice Gaskell, portfolio manager and member of the group’s European equity style diversified team, is leaving the firm.

Seneca hires fund manager from Amundi

May 09, 2018 | Investment Week

Seneca Investment Managers has expanded its investment team with the appointment of Amundi Asset Management’s Gary Moglione as fund manager.

Morningstar promotes Bioy to sustainability research director for Europe

May 01, 2018 | Investment Week

Morningstar has promoted Hortense Bioy to director of passive strategies and sustainability research for Europe.

WisdomTree appoints Christopher Gannatti as Head of Research in Europe

April 25, 2018 | WisdomTree

WisdomTree, an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Gannatti as Head of Research for WisdomTree in Europe.

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Legg Mason appoints JPMAM's Andrews for new UK strategic alliances role

April 16, 2018 | Investment Week

Legg Mason has hired Sophie Andrews in the newly-created position of head of UK strategic alliances, responsible for developing relationships with the firm’s distribution partners and advisory sales channels across the country.

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LSE Hires Goldman's Schwimmer as CEO, Ending Long Search

April 13, 2018 | Bloomberg

London Stock Exchange Group Plc hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s David Schwimmer to run the 217-year-old bourse, ending a months-long search for a CEO by appointing another investment banker.

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BNY Mellon hires hedge fund, ETF and structured products director

April 9, 2018 | Funds Europe

BNY Mellon has appointed Elizabeth Grier as hedge fund, ETF and structured products director and sales executive.

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Deutsche Bank makes CEO switch

April 9, 2018 | Citywire

Deutsche Bank has appointed retail specialist Christian Sewing as chief executive officer with immediate effect.

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BNY Mellon sales veteran Horton to leave after 20 years

March 28, 2018 | Investment Week

BNY Mellon Investment Management’s Julian Horton, who has held various senior distribution roles over 20 years, will leave the firm in June, Investment Week can reveal.

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Schroders equity manager Kelly departs

March 27, 2018 | Investment Week

The portfolio manager of the Schroders Global Equity Income and ISF Global Equity Yield funds has left after 11 years with the firm, Investment Week has learned. A Schroders spokesperson confirmed Ian Kelly, who also managed the $4bn ISF Global Dividend Maximiser fund was leaving to “pursue opportunities outside of the firm”.

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State Street boosts team with Gallagher appointment

March 26, 2018 | ETF Stream

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Kathleen Gallagher as head of ETF model portfolios for EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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PIMCO hires UN responsible investment leader for ESG role

March 22, 2018 | Investment Week

PIMCO has hired co-founder of the United Nations (UN) Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Gavin Power as executive vice president and chief, international affairs and sustainable development, as the firm works to build out its ESG investment platform.

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State Street promotes Tobin to global ETF role

March 19, 2018 | Financial News

State Street Global Advisors has promoted Rory Tobin to a global role overseeing its exchange traded fund business, bringing an end a co-head arrangement that the company had put in place to help grow this business.

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Franklin Templeton hires Ex-Invesco PowerShares UK distribution head, Caroline Baron, to lead EMEA ETF Sales

March 07, 2018 | Investment Week

Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Caroline Baron as head of ETF Sales – EMEA to generate and retain assets within the group’s recently launched LibertyShares product suite.

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Fidelity fixed income CIO McKenzie to retire at end of 2018

March 07, 2018 | Investment Week

Fidelity International has begun searching for a new CIO of fixed income as the group announces the retirement of Charles McKenzie at the end of the year.

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Mark Mobius returns to launch emerging markets ESG fund

February 20, 2018 | Investment Week

Emerging markets investment pioneer and former executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) Mark Mobius is reportedly set to launch an emerging and frontier markets fund with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) tilt. At a conference in Mumbai, the EM veteran said he was applying for fund management licenses in London and Luxembourg just one month after retiring from Franklin Templeton investments, according to Indian news source livemint.

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Vanguard appoints European investment stewardship head

February 19, 2018 | Investment Week

Vanguard has promoted senior strategist Adrienne Monley to the newly created role of head of investment stewardship, Europe. Based in London, Monley will be responsible for establishing the new team by directly engaging with public company directors and executives across UK and Europe. The team she will be running will also perform research into corporate governance topics and improve its participation in European stewardship industry groups.

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Update: WisdomTree Europe makes redundancies ahead of ETF Securities deal completion

February 14, 2018 | Investment Week

WisdomTree Europe has made eight employees redundant as the group prepares to complete its acquisition of ETF Securities, which has also lost 11 members of staff. The redundancies have been made to reflect the new strategic direction of the business, after WisdomTree Investments announced the purchase of ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business for $611m in November, with the deal expected to complete by the end of Q1 2018, subject to regulatory approval.

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Fidelity poaches Amundi's Boscher to replace Rossi in global equities CIO role

February 12, 2018 | Investment Week

Fidelity has appointed Romain Boscher from Amundi as global chief investment officer, equities, replacing Dominic Rossi who has stepped back for a part-time role. Boscher joins Fidelity from Amundi, where he has worked as head of equities for the past seven years. He will start at the end of April and report to Bart Grenier, global head of asset management, and also be a member of the Global Operating Committee.

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FCA promotes Delfas as regulator expands Brexit team

February 9, 2018 | Investment Week

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted its acting chief operating officer (COO) Nausicaa Delfas to executive director of international, responsible for delivering the regulator’s response to the Brexit process. This will include providing technical support to HM Government, working closely with the European Union, international regulators and the financial services industry to ensure a smooth Brexit transition.

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Hargreaves appoints ex-Barclays executive chairman

February 9, 2018 | FT Adviser

Hargreaves Lansdown has appointed a former Barclays executive as its new chairman. Deanna Oppenheimer will replace Mike Evans with effect from Wednesday 7 February after the latter’s 12-year stint on the board of the FTSE 100 company.

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Ex-banking star van Steenis unexpectedly quits Schroders

February 9, 2018 | Financial News

Huw van Steenis, the well-known and respected City financials analyst, has left Schroders little more than a year after joining the listed investment manager.

Van Steenis arrived at Schroders to much fanfare in the final quarter of 2016 but left the company late last year, according to people familiar with the matter. Van Steenis, who sits on the board of the English National Opera, joined from Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director and head of European banks and diversified financials research.

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HSBC GAM poaches L&G head of index fixed income Faucher

February 9, 2018 | Investment Week

HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Sebastien Faucher in the newly created role of head of passive fixed income. The appointment comes as HSBC GAM prepares to unveil a suite of passive fixed income products as part of a new UCITS fund range. Faucher joins from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), where he worked for a decade and was most recently head of index fixed income.

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Fidelity poaches Pioneer's Prendergast for global product role

January 24, 2018 | Investment Week

Fidelity has appointed Hugh Prendergast from Pioneer Investments as global head of product, a newly-created role. Previously, Prendergast spent 16 years at Pioneer in a variety of roles including head of strategic product and marketing, and head of institutional portfolio management. He joined Fidelity on 19 January and will lead the firm’s product teams and develop its global product strategy.

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JP Morgan AM hires three for ETF business

January 17, 2018 | Funds Europe

Three people including the head of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) business in France have joined JP Morgan Asset Management’s ETF business. Olivier Paquier becomes head of Continental Europe ETF distribution with immediate effect after leaving SSGA where managed the ETF distribution team across Southern Europe and led SSGA’s French office. In the new role he will be based in London.

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VanEck expands in Italy with new hire

January 17, 2018 | Wealth Advisor

US-based asset manager VanEck Investments has announced that it is expanding its business activities in Italy as part of the firm’s broader growth strategy in Europe. To support the firm’s expansion in the Italian market VanEck has appointed Salvatore Catalano as Associate Director of International Business and Sales.

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More HANs on deck for McNeil and Bienkowski

January 10, 2018 | ETF Stream

The hiring spree at independent white-label provider HANetf continues as the company has followed up its additions at the tail end of last year with two new faces joining in capital markets and marketing roles. Jason Griffin has been appointed as director for capital markets and business development while Simon Mott has taken on the role of director of marketing.

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Deutsche Asset Management loses bond trading chief amid Frankfurt shift

January 9, 2018 | Financial News

The head of UK fixed income trading at the €710bn investment management arm of Deutsche Bank has quit her post as the group prepares to move the London-based dealing desk she managed to Frankfurt.

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CRUX hires LGIM UK equity manager Richard Penny

January 9, 2018 | Investment Week

Richard Pease’s boutique firm CRUX Asset Management has recruited Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) fund manager Richard Penny. Crux will be launching a new UK mandate to be run by small and mid-cap specialist Penny.

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Fidelity creates global head of asset management role for Grenier

January 4, 2018 | Investment Week

Fidelity International has appointed Bart Grenier from its US business as global head of its £233bn asset management business, as the group looks to further grow its investment management function around the world.

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Franklin Templeton integrates European equity team into TGEG
Lead management taken up by Dylan Ball

December 20, 2017 | Investment Week

Franklin Templeton has integrated its European equity team into the Templeton Global Equity Group (TGEG), with management of a suite of funds to be led by head of European equity strategies Dylan Ball.

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HANetf makes two senior hires as demand grows for white label ETFs

December 19, 2017 | FTSE Global Markets

HANetf, Europe’s first independent white label ETF platform founded by Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, has appointed Samir Patel as general counsel and Ignatius Faissal as director of product management.

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CS Poaches from Deutsche Bank

December 14, 2017 | Finews

Credit Suisse is poaching an equities banker from Deutsche Bank. The hire is the latest in a series of notable equities moves this year for the Swiss bank, as it tries to bolster parts of investment banking.
The Zurich-based bank is hiring Guy Dunning from Deutsche Bank.

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BNP Paribas AM boosts ETF team

December 4, 2017 | funds europe

BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Elodie Lelief to its ETF and indexed fund solutions sales team within its newly-created multi-asset, quantitative and solutions investment group.

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LSE boardroom row prompts departure of CEO Rolet

November 29, 2017 | Investment Week

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of London Stock Exchange, is to leave the exchange “with immediate effect”, one year ahead of his scheduled departure.

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BMO GAM snaps up ETF investment strategist from ETF Securities

November 28, 2017 | Investment Week

BMO Global Asset Management has hired ETF Securities’ Morgane Delledonne as ETF investment strategist in EMEA.

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Architas hires manager from Russell Investments

November 27, 2017 | Investment Week

Architas has appointed Mayank Markanday as investment manager from Russell Investments to co-manage a number of funds, including the £238m Diversified Real Assets fund alongside Soloman Nevins and Sheldon MacDonald.

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State Street hires Nordic ETF head

November 21, 2017 | funds europe

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has hired Marcus Miholich for a newly created role as head of its ETF brand, SPDR, in the Nordic countries.

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OMGI hires responsible investment head from Newton

November 17, 2017 | Investment Week 

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has hired Newton Investment Management’s Freddie Woolfe as head of responsible investment and stewardship.

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Morningstar places Janus Henderson European funds under review after triple departure from Bennett's team

November 16, 2017 | Investment Week

Three key figures from Janus Henderson’s European equities team, who worked closely with director of European equities John Bennett, are to leave the firm in January.

Asim Rahman, who has been a listed co-manager on all three funds since 2010 will leave the firm at the beginning of next year, while analysts Bill Casey and Nick Kissack, who have been on the team since 2011 and 2014 respectively, are on gardening leave.

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Columbia Threadneedle hires EMEA client investment solutions head from BlackRock

November 13, 2017 | Investment Week

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lorenzo Garcia as head of EMEA client investment solutions from BlackRock, where he spent 12 years.

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SSGA names head of SPDR ETFs for Spain

November 10, 2017 | Asset Servicing Times

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has named Ana Concejero as its new country head of Standard & Poors depositary receipt (SPDR) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for Spain.

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HSBC has just hired the man keeping Deutsche Bank traders in check

November 3, 2017 | efinancialcareers

HSBC has hired the man in charge of employee conduct risk at Deutsche Bank at a time when closer scrutiny is being paid to the behaviour of the UK bank’s traders.

Toby Billington, who has spent the past three years as a managing director and head of wholesale conduct and risk culture for Deutsche Bank’s investment bank, has just joined HSBC as chief controls officer for its global banking business.

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MSCI Appoints Baer Pettit as President and Laurent Seyer as Chief Operating Officer

November 2, 2017 | Business Wire

MSCI a leading provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors, announced today that, effective October 31, 2017, its Board of Directors has appointed C.D. Baer Pettit to the position of President.

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Move from Nikko Asset Management to China Post Global

October 31, 2017 | Geoffrey Post

Geoffrey Post recently moved from Nikko Asset Management to China Post Global on a Sales Director position.

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London Stock Exchange CEO Rolet to step down next year

October 19, 2017 |Investment Week
Xavier Rolet,
CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, has announced he will leave the role by the end of December 2018.
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BNY Mellon IM hires UK sales director from Muzinich

October 19, 2017 |Investment Week
BNY Mellon Investment Management
has hired Edward Lee as investment director in its UK intermediary distribution team.
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Former Goldman Sachs Director, joins Amundi as Head of Institutional Sales, Netherlands

October, 2017 |
Former Goldman Sachs Director, Rutger Maenen, joins Amundi as Head of Institutional Sales, Netherlands
Maenen was previously Executive Director at Glodman Sachs
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Former BMO GAM ETF director joins KPMG

October 12, 2017 | Investment Week
Marc Knowles,
former head of ETFs at BMO GAM, has joined the ETF team at KPMG.
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Schroders hires global equities manager from Union Investment

October 10, 2017 | Investment Week
Schroders has expanded its global equities team with the appointment of Frank Thormann as a portfolio manager.
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Deutsche AM reshuffles top team ahead of IPO

October 6, 2017 | Financial Times
Reinhard Bellet
, head of passive investment products at Deutsche Bank Asset Management will be leaving the German group this year.
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BNPP AM appoints senior sales manager to ETF and indexed fund team in Germany

October 5, 2017 | ETF Express
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has further strengthened its ETF and indexed fund team with the appointment of Chris Hofmann as Senior Sales Manager for German-speaking clients.
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BNP Paribas poaches Hofmann from UniCredit

October 5, 2017 | ETF Stream
Chris Hofmann
, previously head of ETF asset allocation at the wealth management arm of UniCredit, has joined BNP Paribas Asset Management as senior sales manager for the ETF and indexed fund team in Germany.
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SPDR has appointed Marcus Miholich as Head of Nordics ETFs

September 29, 2017 |
Marcus
was previously Managing Director, Head of Delta One, ETF and Cash Equity Trading at HAITONG
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BNY Mellon European chairman to step down

September 20, 2017 | Financial News
Michael Cole-Fontayn
is to step down as executive vice president and chairman of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in December.
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HSBC appoints former KCG chief for senior trading job

September 21, 2017 | Financial News
HSBC
has hired one of the most senior trading executives in Europe for a newly-created role focused on improving the bank’s electronic platforms. Robert Crane, formerly of KCG Holdings and Goldman Sachs, has joined the UK bank as global head of cash execution
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JP Morgan Asset Management hires senior duo for ETF push

September 26, 2017 | Investment Week
Reporting into Bryon Lake, JP Morgan Asset Management has hired Deutsche Bank’s John Adu as UK ETF distribution head and Societe Generale’s Tom Stephens as ETF international capital markets head.
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Antoine Moreau, general manager and Co-Founder of Ossiam has left the company

September 20, 2017 |
Antoine Moreau
is now a Consultant at Tetracordes. He previously served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner at Ossiam
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German index provider Solactive has appointed Christian Vollmuth as Chief Risk Officer

September 19, 2017 | Investment Europe
Solactive
appoints new chief risk officer. Vollmuth will join Steffen Scheuble, CEO, and Christian Grabbe COO as member of the management board.
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BlackRock promotes iShares' Rachel Lord to head up EMEA for wider business

September 14, 2017 | Investment Week
BlackRock
has promoted iShares’ EMEA head Rachel Lord as head of Europe, Middle East and Africe (EMEA) for the whole firm, replacing David Blumer who will become head of BlackRock’s alternatives wing.
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BlackRock reshuffles top regional, business unit executives

September 12, 2017 | Reuters
BlackRock
is reshuffling some of its top regional executives and placing new leadership at the head of its lucrative alternatives business
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Karen Ward as Chief Market Strategist for UK and Europe

September 11, 2017 |
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has appointed Karen Ward as chief market strategist for UK and Europe, replacing Stephanie Flanders who left in June.
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Lorenzo Crosato joins Franklin Templeton Investments as ETF Portfolio Management Vice President

August 16, 2017 |
Lorenzo Crosato  previously worked for BlackRock as Senior Portfolio Manager within the Index Equity team
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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 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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JP Morgan Asset Management names new head of Asia beta strategies

May 02, 2018 | Reuters UK

The asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase and Co on Wednesday appointed Philippe El-Asmar as head of Asia beta strategies.

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OMGI's Asian equities head Crabb departs; Global equities team to run funds

April 17, 2018 | Investment Week

The firm’s global equities team, headed by Ian Heslop, will take over the $180m Old Mutual Pacific Equity and the $421m Old Mutual Asian Equity Income funds from Crabb, who is leaving the business in May to pursue other opportunities.

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Antipodes expands investment team, creates active ETF

April 5, 2018 | Financial Standard

Sydney-based global equities manager Antipodes is welcoming a new managing director as well as three new investment team members. It is also establishing its second active exchange-traded product and launching Irish-domiciled UCITS funds for its three investment strategies.

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Asian fixed income head departs JPMAM after 13 years

March 14, 2018 | Investment Week

Stephen Chang, head of Asian fixed income at JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), has left the firm, leading Morningstar to downgrade its $3.3bn Asian Total Return fund.

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Vincent Wang became as the Head of ETF Business by Pingan Securities

November 10, 2017 |
Vincent Wang
has recently been appointed by Pingan Securities as the Head of ETF Business, to be based in HongKong
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SSGA has announced the appointment of Meaghan Victor as its new Head of SPDR ETFs in Australia

September 14, 2017 |Industry Moves
In this role, Meaghan Victor will be responsible for leading, managing and growing the SPDR ETF business, building new solutions across sales, marketing, capital markets, products and infrastructure.
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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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