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Buyside Market Update November 2021

Key changes across the world's leading buy side institutions over November 2021

Public – Global

Fund News

  • Janus Henderson CEO Dick Weil is to retire in March
  • Lazard Asset Management has launched a L/S credit fund for the team it hired from Coherence Capital Partners at the end of 2020. The new fund, which is called the Lazard Coherence Credit Alternative fund, invests primarily in investment grade, crossover, and high-yield bonds in Europe and North America

People Moves

  • Colin GRAHAM, formerly multi-asset CIO at Eastspring Investments, has joined Robeco as Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and Co-Head of Sustainable Multi-Asset Solutions
  • Joe RODRIGUEZ, Invesco’s Co-CIO of Listed Real Assets, will retire next year
  • Matthew BEESLEY, Artemis Investment Management, CIO, London, has joined Jupiter Asset Management as CIO
  • Paras ANAND, Fidelity International, CIO, Asia Pacific, Singapore, will join Artemis Investment Management as CIO
  • Marte BORHAUG, Aviva Investors, Global Head of Sustainable Outcomes, London, has joined Morgan Stanley Investment Management in an equivalent role
  • Therese NIKLASSON, Ninety ONE, Global Head of Sustainability, London, has joined Newton Investment Management in an equivalent role
  • Jeroen BOS, NN Investment Partners, Fund Manager, Head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing, The Hague, has joined Credit Suisse Asset Management as Global Head of Sustainable Investing
  • John PICKARD, most recently a partner at a London-based advisory group called H2glenfern, has joined Macquarie Asset Management as Deputy Head of Equities in London
  • Alexandra WILSON-ELIZONDO, Mackay Shields, Deputy Head of Global Credit, New York, has joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Managing Director, Head of Multi-Asset Funds and Model Portfolio Management
  • Brian LIEBERMAN, Muzinich & Co, Portfolio Manager, L/S Credit, New York, has left
  • Henrik NYBLOM, Swedbank Robur, Portfolio Manager, Tech Investments, Stockholm, has joined Brummer & Partners in an equivalent role
  • Yuriy KUKHTANYCH, Fiera Capital, European EM Energy Analyst, London, has joined Millennium as a Global Energy Analyst in London

Public – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Fisch Asset Management has hired three of the four-strong MainFirst emerging markets debt team to its bolster its developing world corporate bonds team. Dimitris NTEVENTZIS and Tanja KUSTERER joined Fisch as portfolio managers, while Thomas RUTZ assumed the role of Co-Head of Emerging Markets

People Moves

  • Ruchir SHARMA, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Emerging Market Equities, is leaving and will be replaced by Amy OLDENBURG
  • Judy KWOK, Bank of Singapore, Director Fixed Income Research, Honk Kong, has joined Manulife Investment Management as Head of Greater China Fixed Income Research
  • Ross DILKES, UBS Asset Management, MD, Portfolio Manager, Asian HY Credit, Singapore, has left along with fellow Portfolio Managers Jiayi YEW and Brian LOU
  • Eric BAURMEISTER, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, EM Debt, New York, is leaving
  • Anuj MEHROTRA, Fiera Capital, Portfolio Manager, MENA L/S Equities, London, has joined Millennium in an equivalent role
  • Isaac MENG, PIMCO, Hong Kong, has joined Manulife Investment Management as a Portfolio Manager for Asian Fixed Income
  • Aimee TRUESDALE, Jupiter Asset Management, Assistant PM, EM Equities, London, has joined Martin Currie as a Portfolio Manager for EM Equities

Public – Europe

Fund News

  • Ninety One has named Nazmeera MOOLA as its first chief sustainability officer, which will include responsibility for the group’s sustainability initiatives
  • Schroders has acquired Dutch real estate investment specialist Cairn Real Estate

People Moves

  • Mariano BELINKY, who left Santander Asset Management where he was Global CEO last month, is joining private equity group Motive Partners as Industry Partner
  • Olivia LANKESTER, The LEGO Group, Senior Director, Social Impact & Responsibility, London, has joined Federated Hermes as a Director for Responsible Investing & Sustainability
  • André SANTOS PINTO, BPI Gestão de Ativos, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income & Multi Asset, Lisbon, has joined Alvarium as a Portfolio Manager
  • Tomi NUMMELA, Mercer, Principal, Responsible & Sustainable Investment, London, has joined BlackRock as a Director for Sustainable Investing

Private - Global

Fund News

  • Blackstone has promoted Viral PATEL to Global Head of Technology Investing for Blackstone Credit, having previously been part of the firm’s Tactical Opportunities Group
  • Franklin Templeton is set to acquire secondary private equity specialist Lexington Partners, which has USD 34bln in AUM, for USD 1.75bln as it looks to expand its alternative asset capabilities
  • General Atlantic has completed the final close of its sixth flagship fund, GA 2021, at USD 13.8bln
  • Manulife Investment Management has held the final closing of Manulife Infrastructure Fund II at USD 4.65bln

People Moves

  • Brian YORKE, formerly Ostrum Asset Management’s Head of Loan & Structured Credit, has joined Muzinich & Co as Global Head of CLO Management, New York
  • Melvin HIBBERD, Blackstone, Managing Director, New York, has joined Hunter Point Capital to lead the mid-market focused funds investment team
  • William ABBOTT, Starbucks, Director, Corporate Development & Business Alliances, has joined Goldfinch Capital as a Principal in Seattle

Private - Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • BlackRock has raised USD 673mln for a new public-private finance vehicle investing in climate infrastructure in emerging markets named The Climate Partnership

People Moves

  • KKR has appointed KV KAMATH as a Senior Advisor to KKR India. Most recently, Kamath served as the first President of the New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS nations
  • Wael BOURJI, Amundi, Director, Regional Head of Third Party Distribution, Dubai, has joined LGT Capital Partners as Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer to head and expand its presence in the Middle East

Private - Europe

Fund News

  • Balderton Capital has raised its second fund of 2021, a USD 600mln fund focused on early-stage companies in Europe
  • Eurazeo has appointed William KADOUCH-CHASSAING as the Group’s new CFO and Head of Strategy to succeed Philippe AUDOUIN when he steps down from the Executive Board in March 2022
  • Kempen Capital Management's new private equity fund, the Kempen European Private Equity Fund II, has raised over EUR 173mln at its first closing. The fund is focused on small and lower mid-market private equity buy-outs in Europe

People Moves

  • Diana MARR, BDO, Managing Director, Technology & Media M&A, London, has joined Keyhaven Capital Partners as an Investment Director, London
  • Karoline ILIEVA, Augusta Ventures, Portfolio Manager, London, has joined Fortress Investment Group as a Vice President for Speciality Finance and Legal Assets, London
  • Darshan SHAH, Perella Weinberg Partners, Associate, Healthcare Investment Banking, London has joined CVC Capital Partners as an Investment Executive for Healthcare Private Equity in London
  • Joud BENSAID, Rothschild, Associate, M&A, London, has joined Bridgepoint as a Private Equity Associate in London
  • Célia KANOUI CRESSEY, Bank of America, Associate, Investment Banking, Paris, has joined Ardian as a Private Equity Analyst in Paris
  • Julie PEOUZEL, Rothschild, Analyst, M&A, Paris, has joined Activa Capital as a Private Equity Associate, Paris
  • Kağan ATAMAN, Unlu & Co, Analyst, Investment Banking, Istanbul, has joined Flora as an Investment Associate in London

SWFs & Pension Funds

People Moves

  • Mario SALAMEH, PwC, Partner, Project & Infrastructure Finance, Riyadh, has joined PIF as a Senior Director, Global Capital Finance
  • Anthony SOBHI, formerly Lazard, Vice President, Industrials M&A, London, has joined the Kuwait Investment Office as a Vice President
  • Michelangelo MALAMISURA, Pantheon Ventures, Senior Associate, Private Equity Secondaries & Direct Co-Investments, London, has joined ADIC as an Associate Principal for Private Equity Global Co-Investments, Abu Dhabi
  • Goncalo MALDONALDO SANTOS, EVCP Growth Equity, Investment Professional, London, has joined PSP Investments as an Investment Associate for Private Equity in London

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