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Buyside Market Update March & April 2022

Key changes across the world's leading buy side institutions over March & April 2022

Public – Global

Fund News

  • Ashish BHUTANI, Lazard Asset Management, CEO, is retiring and will be replaced by CFO Evan RUSSO
  • Allspring Global Investments has promoted Henrietta PACQUEMENT and Janet RILLING to senior roles within its global fixed income department. Pacquement will lead the newly-formed global fixed income team based in London, bringing together credit Europe and global fixed income teams
  • Credit Suisse Asset Management has named Filippo RIMA as Global Head of Investment among a raft of senior appointments. As a result, Rima takes charge of Swiss asset management operations, while Colin FITZGERALD will lead asset management Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Michael RONGETTI takes charge of Americas and Min HUANG will cover APAC on an interim basis
  • Janus Henderson Global Chief Investment Officer, Enrique CHANG, is to retire from the firm

People Moves

  • David DOWSETT, formerly Co-CIO at BlueBay, has joined GAM as Global Head of Investment
  • Nadia GRANT, Capital Group, Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset Solutions, London, has joined BNP Paribas Asset Management as Global Head of Equities
  • Frank ENGELS, DWS, Global Head of Fixed Income, Frankfurt, will rejoin Union Investment as a member of its Board of Managing Directors
  • Mike CHEN, PanAgora Asset Management, Head of Sustainable Investments, Boston, has joined Robeco as Head of Alternative Alpha Research
  • Thomas SWANEY, Lantern Harbor Investment Partners, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Boston, has joined Northern Trust Asset Management as Co-Head of Fixed Income
  • Anthony PHILIPS, Reinsurance Group of America, Portfolio Manager, London, has joined Credit Suisse Asset Management as a Director, Senior Portfolio Manager for Global Fixed Income
  • Jun TANO, Fidelity International, Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities, Tokyo, is retiring
  • Erik SWORDS, Newton Investment Management, Senior Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager, Technology Equities, Boston, is joining Allianz Global Investors as a Managing Director & Lead Portfolio Manager for Tech Equity, alongside Justin SUMMER, also joining from Newton

Public – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Robeco’s Head of Asia Pacific Equities Arnout VAN RIJN is to leave his role in Hong Kong to strengthen the sustainable multi asset team in the Netherlands and his current role will be taken on by Joshua CRABB

People Moves

  • Ross TEVERSON, Jupiter Asset Management, Head of Strategy for Global Emerging Markets, London, has left
  • Mark TINKER, formerly Axa Investment Managers Fund Manager, has joined Toscafund as CIO to help set up their new office in Hong Kong and expand their presence in Asia-Pacific. Former Investec Fund Manager Jonathan SLEATH also joins as COO & Managing Director
  • Michael GODFREY, Marathon Asset Management, Fund Manager, Global Emerging Markets, London, has joined Lansdowne Partners in an equivalent role
  • Alex KHOSLA, Aikya Investment Management, Investment Analyst, Global Emerging Markets, London, has joined Newton Investment Management as a Portfolio Manager for Global Emerging Markets, London

Public - Europe

Fund News

  • BNP Paribas AM has appointed Olivier LAPLÉNIE as Head of Quantitative Portfolio Management. Laplénie, who is taking on a newly created role, has worked at BNP Paribas for over a decade and was most recently head of the firm’s fixed income quant unit

People Moves

  • John FOLEY, M&G, CEO, London, is set to retire
  • Ali DIBADJ, Alliance Bernstein, CFO & Head of Strategy, will join Janus Henderson Group as Chief Executive Officer in London, replacing retiring CEO Dick WEIL
  • Andrew JACKSON, Federated Herms, Head of Fixed Income, London, will join Credit Suisse Asset Management in an equivalent role
  • Isabelle BOURCIER, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Head of Quantative & Index Management, Paris, has joined HSBC Asset Management as CEO for France
  • Roland ROTT, La Française Asset Management, Head of ESG & Sustainable Investment Research, Paris, has joined JP Morgan Asset Management as Head of Sustainable Investing Research, London
  • Soňa STADTELMEYER-PETRU, Allianz Investment Management, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, Munich, has joined JP Morgan Asset Management as an Executive Director, Sustainable Investing Lead Strategist for EMEA, London
  • Nina LARGON, La Française Asset Management, Portfolio Manager, Head of Large Cap Equities, Paris, has joined La Financiere de l’Echiquier
  • Daisy STREATFEILD, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Programme Director, London, has joined Ninety One as Sustainability Director
  • Chris ELLIS, Artemis Investment Management, Fund Manager, European HY, London, has joined AXA IM in an equivalent role
  • Frederik BRÖKER, Berenberg, Electronic Equity Trader, Hamburg, has joined BANTLEON as a Portfolio Manager & Multi Asset Trader in Zurich
  • Sylvain MALEON, Investment Banking Associate, Financial Sponsors M&A, London, has left to join Point72, Long/Short Equity, London

Private – Global

Fund News

  • First Sentier Investors Group, a global investment manager, has rebranded its direct infrastructure investment team as Igneo Infrastructure Partners
  • KKR have raised USD 19bln for its latest flagship North America private equity fund, KKR North America Fund XIII
  • KKR has appointed Chano FERNANDEZ, Co-CEO at Workday, as a Senior Advisor to the firm's global technology team

People Moves

  • Mark REDMAN, Abrdn, Global Head of Private Markets, London, has left
  • Cornelia GOMEZ, PAI Partners, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Paris, has joined General Atlantic as Global Head of ESG, London
  • Konnin TAM, Steve LESSAR and Veena ISAAC have resigned from BlackRock to join Apollo Global Management to help build their private equity secondaries business. In response to what they described as the coordinated resignation BlackRock dismissed all three
  • Gwen WATANABE, Smith & Nephew, General Manager & Vice President, US Robotics, Fort Worth, has joined H.I.G. Capital as a Managing Director in the firm’s dedicated life-science investment affiliate, HIG BioHealth Partners
  • Amyn HASSANALLY, formerly a Partner at Coller Capital in New York, has joined Pantheon as a Partner and Global Head of Private Equity Secondaries
  • George WATTS, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Managing Director, has joined H.I.G. Capital as a Managing Director for Infrastructure Investments in New York
  • Luther GATEWOOD, Athyrium Capital Management, Principal, New York, has joined Turnspire Capital Partners in an equivalent role
  • Nathan MULLANEY, Tengram Capital Partners, Vice President, Consumer & Retail PE, New York, has joined Traub Capital Partners in an equivalent role
  • Richard LENSKOLD, Barclays, Analyst, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, New York, has joined Traub Capital Partners as an Associate

Private – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Swedish private equity giant EQT has agreed to acquire Baring Private Equity Asia for EUR 6.8bln

People Moves

  • Michelle SHI, State Street Global Advisors, Head of Asia Private Equity, Hong Kong, has joined UBS as a Managing Director and CIO for Global Investment Management Alternative Solutions for APAC
  • Souleymane BA, Helios Investment Partners, Partner, Africa Private Equity, London, is leaving
  • Olivier BLAUWHOFF, Helios Investment Partners, Senior Manager, Portfolio Operations Group, London, is leaving, along with Vishal BHATT & Baasem RAAFAT from the investment team

Private – Europe

Fund News

  • General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, has appointed Annette THOMAS as a Senior Advisor. Based in London, Thomas will provide strategic support and counsel to General Atlantic’s investment teams and portfolio companies across the EMEA region. Most recently, she served as CEO of Guardian Media Group
  • Tikehau Capital has opened a new office in Tel Aviv and appointed Asaf GHERMAN and Rudy NEUHOF as Co-Heads of Israel

People Moves

  • Daniel WONG, Macquarie Group, Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital, London, has joined Stonepeak as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Europe
  • Yalin KARADOGAN, Cinven, Partner, Fundraising & Investor Relations, London, has joined LeapFrog Investments as a Partner and Head of Global Investor Solutions
  • Sanja CVETINOVIC, formerly a Principal with Blackstone, has joined Northleaf Capital Partners in London as a Managing Director leading their private equity business for the UK/EMEA
  • Antonio BOTIJA, Columbia Threadneedle, Head of Origination & Investments, Infrastructure, London, has joined H.I.G. Capital as a Managing Director
  • Chabi NOURI, President & CEO of Richemont Group’s Piaget Watch range, has joined Mirabaud Asset Management as a Partner and Co-Head of their Lifestyle Private Equity Fund
  • Joost MIOCH, BlackRock, Director, Amsterdam, has joined Adams Street Partners as Regional Head of Benelux from Munich
  • Alberto PIEROTTI, Seaport Global Holdings, Managing Director, Credit, Distressed & Special Situations, London, has joined Alantra as a Managing Director to help build out their private debt business in Italy
  • Caroline BOUCHARD, ODDO BHF, Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets, Paris, has joined Groupama Asset Management as a Senior Private Debt Manager
  • Elena MAKINA, Lazard, Investment Banking, Amsterdam, has left to join Rabo Investments as Director, Private Equity, Amsterdam
  • Romain BRUNET, Morgan Stanley, Vice President, Investment Banking, Media & Communications, London, has left to join Providence Strategic Growth as Growth Investor for Software and technology-enabled services companies, London
  • Habib Salihijo AHMAD, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, Infrastructure, Renewables & Corporates, London, has left to join KKR & Co as Associate, London
  • Piotr BUKANSKI, Bank of America, Associate, Private Capital Markets EMEA, has left to join Beringea, Investor, Venture Capital, London
  • Benedict HARTLEY, Jeffries, Investment Banking Associate, London, has left to join IK Partners as an Associate, UK Mid Cap Private Equity, London
  • Savan SHAH, Jeffries, Investment Banking Associate, London, has left to join A&M Capital Europe as Private Equity Associate, London
  • Kamil SLAOUI, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Investment Banking, London, has left to join WestCap as an Associate, London
  • Wijnand BEKKER, Rabo Frontier Ventures, VC Investor, Amsterdam, has joined HPE Growth as an Associate for Venture Capital
  • Habib Salihijo AHMAD, Goldman Sachs, Associate, Investment Banking, Infrastructure, Renewables & Corporates, London, has left to join KKR & Co as Associate, London
  • Edoardo MALATESTA, Jeffries, Associate, Real Estate, Investment Banking, London, has left to join Fortress Investment Group as an Analyst for Real Estate Private Equity, London
  • Laura KONE, JP Morgan, Analyst, Technology Investment Banking, London, has joined HPE Growth as an Investment Analyst focused on Technology

SWFs & Pension Funds

Fund News

  • The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has shut a number of equity funds, including both their Latin America and Emerging Europe/Africa funds

People Moves

  • Kerstin HESSIUS, The Third Swedish National Pension Fund, CEO, Stockholm, has left
  • Michael CLEANIS, UBS, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking MENA, Dubai, has left to join Mubadala

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