Buy Side Market Update April 2021

Key changes across the world's leading buy side institutions for April 2021

Public – Global

Fund News

  • Nicolas MOREAU, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is to relocate from London to Hong Kong as part of the group’s growth plans and focus on the Asia Pacific region
  • Standard Life Aberdeen has changed its name to Abrdn (pronounced Aberdeen) as part of its move to become a “modern, agile, digitally-enabled brand”
  • Vanguard has named Sara DEVEREUX, currently Global Head of Rates, as successor to Head of Fixed Income John HOLLYER on his retirement in June

People Moves

  • Paul BODNAR, RMI, Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Director, Boulder, and former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Energy & Climate Change at the National Security Council, has joined BlackRock as Global Head of Sustainable Investing
    • Elie EL HAYEK, formerly HSBC, Global Head of Fixed Income, has joined Brevan Howard as a Portfolio Manager, London
  • Karen HIATT, Allianz Global Investors, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Technology Equities, San Francisco, has left
  • Diana AMOA, JP Morgan Asset Management, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Global & Emerging Markets Fixed Income, New York, has left
  • Neil RICHARDSON, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Portfolio Manager, Global Equities, Edinburgh, has left
  • Ian WARMERDAM, formerly Janus Henderson Investors, Director, Global Equities, Edinburgh, has joined Trillium Asset Management as Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Equity ESG Strategies, Edinburgh, working alongside Jamie MARIANI
  • Tom MOWL, Challenger Limited, Senior Portfolio Manager, London, has joined BlueBay Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager with a focus on US and European Structured Credit
  • John-Paul TEMPERLEY, formerly JP Morgan, Vice President, Asia Equity Sales, London, has joined AXA Investment Managers as a Portfolio Manager, Japan Equities
  • Ziv ISRAEL, Morgan Stanley, Equity Research, Healthcare Services, has joined Artisan Partners as a Research Associate, Global Equity, Healthcare, New York
  • Michael FRAIKIN, Invesco, Portfolio Manager, Global Head of Research, Invesco Quantitative Strategies, Frankfurt, is leaving

Public – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Maciej WOZNICA, Founder of Greenfunds, and formerly Chief Portfolio Manager and Head of Credit at Sparinvest, has joined Coeli in Malmo to lead their newly launched frontier markets debt fund
  • Invesco has launched its first China Healthcare equity fund, which will target Mid-Cap stocks on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, and be managed by Chris LIU, Senior Fund Manager, Hong Kong

People Moves

  • Julien OLIVIER, Deutsche Bank, Emerging & Frontier Markets Rates & FX Trader, London, has joined Matador Investment Management in a Global Macro role in Dubai

Public – Europe

Fund News

  • French financial group LFPI has acquired Meeschaert Group through its alternatives-focused subsidiary Amilton Asset Management
  • Philipp GOOD, formerly Fisch Asset Management, CEO, Zurich, Peter JEGGLI, formerly Fisch Asset Management, Head of Credit & ESG Research, Zurich, Ingeborg SCHUMACHER, Responsible Impact Investing, Founder, Zurich, and Marco TOGNARINI, Credit Suisse, Co-Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Wealth Management, Zurich, have co-founder ESG-AM

People Moves

  • Tim RYAN, Generali, Group CIO & Asset Management CEO, Milan, has joined Natixis Investment Managers as CEO, Paris, succeeding Jean RABY in the role
  • Ralf MAGNUSSEN, AP Pension, CIO, Copenhagen, is joining Nykredit Asset Management is CEO, replacing Morten THERKILDSEN who has left
  • Desiree FIXLER, DWS Group, Group Sustainability Officer, London, is leaving
  • Eli HAROUSH, formerly APG Asset Management, Portfolio Manager, Amsterdam, has joined Royal London Asset Management as Head of ESG Research, London
  • Per TRYGG, SEB Investment Management, Head of Equities, Stockholm, is to join Lannebo as part of the Small & Mid-Cap Investment Team
  • Michael HUENSELER, Assenagon Asset Management, Head of Credit Portfolio Management, Munich, is to join MEAG as Head of Active Fixed Income
  • Andrey KUZNETSOV, Federated Hermes International, Senior Credit Portfolio Manager, London, has joined Graian Capital Management as Head of Fixed Income and Lead Portfolio Manager in Switzerland
  • Raphael CHEMLA, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Deputy Head of Corporate Debt, Paris, has joined Amundi as a Senior Credit Portfolio Manager, Paris, reporting to Herve BOIRAL, Head of Euro Credit
  • Jonathan GOLAN, Schroders, Fund Manager, European Credit, London, is to join Man GLG as a Portfolio Manager, London
  • Victoria ROBINSON, RBC Wealth Management, Director, Investment Manager, London, has joined Nomura Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, London
  • Sangeeta SHEKHON, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vice President, Pan-European Hedge Fund Sales Trading, London, has joined Marshall Wace as a Trader
  • Meb NAMAJEE, TP ICAP, Equity Trader, Special Situations, Pair Trading & Electronic Sales-Trading, London, has joined Balyasny Asset Management as a European Equities Trader
  • Sabrina REEH, UBS, Equity Research Analyst, Autos & European Small & Mid-Caps, Frankfurt, has joined DWS Group as an Equity Portfolio Manager, Frankfurt

Private – Global

Fund News

  • BlackRock has appointed Anne VALENTINE ANDREWS to lead its Global Real Assets business, succeeding Jim BARRY, who has taken on a new role as Global CIO for BlackRock Alternative Investors
  • Blackstone has opened an office in Tel Aviv, and appointed Yifat ORON, LeumiTech, CEO, as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the office, leading their growth and tech investments in Israel for the Blackstone Growth platform. They have also hired Paul MORRISSEY, Battery Ventures, Partner, London, as a Managing Director to lead investing across Europe for the Blackstone Growth platform
  • Hamilton Lane has taken a USD 90 million stake in Russell Investments, and will partner with the firm to expand its private markets capabilities
  • Schroders has purchased a majority stake in Australian real estate lending firm RF Eclipse

People Moves

  • Darren RABENOU, Fabbri Fund Management, Partner, Bakersfield, has joined UBS Asset Management in New York as Managing Director, Head of Food & Agriculture Investments, and Head of ESG Strategies for its Real Estate & Private Markets Group
  • Trent SEYMOUR, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, Sydney, has joined KKR as an Associate, Sydney
  • Mariia GONCHARENKO, former HSBC, Analyst, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, New York, has joined Evolution Credit Partners as an Associate

Private – Emerging & Frontier Markets

People Moves

  • Liza GRUSHANSKAYA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Associate, Investment Banking, Moscow, has joined Elbrus Capital as an Associate, Moscow
  • Ashley HEWLETT, TVM Capital Healthcare, Associate, Private Equity, has joined Amanat Holdings as an Associate in Dubai
  • Fivos TSOUKATOS, Credit Suisse, Analyst, Investment Banking, Energy, Transport & Infrastructure, London, has joined VentureFriends as an Investment Associate, Athens
  • Edyta ZACHARSKA, Rothschild, Analyst, Investment Banking, Warsaw, has joined Amber Infrastructure as an Investment Analyst

Private – Europe

People Moves

  • Edward PALMER, MetLife Investment Management, EMEA Chief Investment Officer, London, has joined Alpha Real Capital as Chief Investment Officer, London
  • Jessica ZHANG, Moelis & Co, Vice President, Investment Banking, London, has joined The Carlyle Group as an Investment Professional, London
  • Roberto CASUCCIO, Glennmont Partners, Investment Manager, Infrastructure, London, has left to join Downing LLP as an Associate Director, London
  • Etienne CASARA, The Valesco Group, Vice President, London, has joined Intermediate Capital Group as an Associate Director, Real Estate, Paris
  • Tommaso LORETO, Blackstone, Senior Associate, Real Estate Debt Strategies, London, has left
  • Magnus Malm JUSTAD, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Investment Banking, London, has joined Antin Infrastructure Partners, as an Investment Associate, London
  • Niels SCHUURMAN, Barclays, Associate, Investment Banking, Industrials, London, has joined Platinum Equity as a Private Equity Associate, London
  • Hakim ALMANSBA, Deutsche Bank, Associate, Investment Banking, Real Estate, Gaming, Leisure & Lodging, London, and Bart VAN DER VLUGT, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Investment Banking, FIG, London, has joined Sixth Street as Associates, London
  • Jerry GANENDRA, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, Natural Resources, London, has joined EQT Group as an Associate, London
  • Raffaele MAGLIOCCA, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has joined Advent International as a Private Equity Associate, London
  • Hugo LAFAYE, PJT Partners, Associate, Restructuring & Special Situations, London, has joined Blantyre Capital as an Investment Executive, London
  • Jamal LAKHANI, RBC Capital Markets, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has joined Bowmark Capital as an Investment Executive, London
  • Nico PROKOP, Rothschild, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has joined Partners Group as an Investment Professional, Direct Private Equity, London
  • George SIMPSON, Standard Chartered, Associate, Leveraged & Structured Solutions, London, has joined Kartesia as an Investment Associate, London
  • Mira HALABI, DC Advisory, Analyst, Investment Banking, Infrastructure, London, has joined Denham Capital Management as an Investment Associate, London

SWFs & Pension Funds

People Moves

  • Aymen LABIDI, Citi, Vice President, Trader, London, has joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as an Investment Manager
  • Tamara CHACKERIS, Barclays, Associate, Investment Banking, Diversified Industries, Toronto, and Wilson ZHANG, HarbourVest Partners, Senior Associate, Direct Investments, Toronto, have joined OMERS Growth Equity as Associates in Toronto
  • Chang SUL, Deutsche Bank, Associate, Investment Banking, TMT, London, has joined PSP Investments as an Investment Associate, Hong Kong

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