Buyside Summer Market Update 2022

Key changes in personnel across the world's leading buy side institutions over summer 2022

Public Markets – Global

Fund News

  • Reiko MITO, has been appointed as Head of Japan Equity Strategy and Research for Martin Currie, a new role created in light of Hideo SHIOZUMI stepping back from fund management ahead of his retirement

People Moves

  • Brendan MCCARTHY, BlackRock, Managing Director, Head of US iShares Markets & Investments Client Engagement Group, New York, has joined Goldman Sachs as Managing Director, Head of ETF Specialists & Capital Markets, New York
  • Samir SHAH, JP Morgan, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management Sales, Platform Sales, New York, has left to join Pantera Capital as Chief Operating Officer, New York
  • Guan Yi LOW, has been appointed as Head of Fixed Income for M&G for Asia Pacific as it plans to build out an investment team in the region
  • James STODDART, has been promoted to Head of Distribution at Canada Life Asset Management, to replace the outgoing Ian GOULSBRA who retired in July
  • Joseph GRISE, AllianceBernstein, Head of Emerging Market Debt Trading / Portfolio Manager, New York has joined Goldman Sachs as Vice President, Emerging Market Fixed Income Sales, New York
  • Anita RAUSCH, has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Global Head of ETF Capital Markets for AllianceBernstein and will be located in New York
  • Chandler SCHEURKOGEL, Bleecker Street Capital, Activist Short Seller, Brooklyn, has joined Goldman Sachs as Structure Finance, Investing & Lending Analyst, Special Solutions, New York
  • Ahmed KAMIL, AllianceBernstein, Associate Portfolio Manager, New York, has joined Citadel as an Associate, Global Credit, New York

Public Markets – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Janus Henderson has grown its Global Fixed Income Emerging Market franchise, with a team hire form Danske Bank Asset Management. The team includes portfolio manager Bent Elvin LYSTBAEK, Jacob Ellinge NIELSEN, Thomas HAUGAARD and Sorin PIRAU

People Moves

  • Sudarshan MURTHY, has been promoted from Senior Investment Analyst & Deputy Portfolio Manager of Emerging Markets Equity to Portfolio Manager at GQC Partners
  • Fadi El HADDAD, Mercer, Principal, Investment Consultanat & Commercial Leader, Dubai has joined Lazard Asset Management as a Director in Institutional Sales, Dubai

Public Markets - Europe

Fund News

  • BlackRock has strengthened its sustainability EMEA team as Ewa JACKSON who is Head of Sustainable Clients Solutions for EMEA has been given a wider remit. Joining JACKSON’S team is Charlotte MANSSON who becomes Head of Sustainability for Nordic region
  • Matthew BEESLEY, current CIO for Jupiter Asset Management with replace the current CEO Andrew FORMICA who will be stepping down in October
  • Vanguard has appointed Andreas ZINGG to the newly created role of Head of Multi-Asset Solutions in Europe
  • Darren BUSTIN, Royal London Asset Management, Head of Derivatives, London, has left the firm after 11 years
  • Artemis Investment Management co-founder Derek STUART has decided to step back from fund management to spend more time focusing on the fund’s charity
  • Paul TUCKER has retired as Senior Partner from Egerton Capital, London

People Moves

  • Stuart KIRK has resigned from his position as Global Head of Sustainable Investments at HSBC Global Asset Management
  • Amundi has hired Hermann PFEIFER as Deputy Global Head of Sales ETF, situated in the Frankfurt office
  • Christopher KAMINKER has joined BlackRock as Deputy Head of Sustainable Investing after he left a similar role at Lombard Odier
  • Arda ACAR, has left Julius Baer as Managing Director and Senior Advisor to join Gyra Asset Management as Partner & Chief Development Officer
  • AXA Investment Managers has appointed Gideon SMITH as Global head of AXA Equity QI
  • Paul FLOOD has been appointed the Head of Mixed Asset Investment at Newton Investment Management Group, as Rob Stewart prepares to retire later this year
  • David HICKEY, Lothian Pension Fund, Portfolio Manager, Edinburgh, has joined BlackRock as UK Head of Sustainability, Edinburgh
  • Mark BRUEN has left Federated Hermes to join Schroders in London as Head of Private Credit Solutions
  • Matthew TILLETT has stepped down from Brunner Investment Trust as lead Portfolio Manager and will be replaced by Christian SCHNEIDER, Deputy CIO of Allianz Global Investors growth franchise
  • TILLIT has hired Sheridan ADMANS to be their Head of Fund Selection. James joins after spending 16 years at The Share Centre
  • Eivind AUKRUST, Norges Bank Investment Management, Portfolio Manager, has joined DNB Asset Management as Head of Index Linked Strategies, Oslo
  • James GOVE, BASF Metals, Precious Metals Trader, has joined TD Securities as a Director, Precious Metal Trader, London
  • Federated Hermes has hired Orla GARVEY as Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager from Aviva Investors
  • Chris SANTER, Nexus / Primary Health Properties, CIO, London has joined Schroders Capital as a Portfolio Manager, London
  • GAM Investments has hired Roland MÜLLER as an Executive Director covering Multi Asset Class Solutions, after he joined from J Safra Sarasin and will be based in Zurich
  • John FIDDES has joined J Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management in London as Director for UK Wholesale
  • Aliki ROUFFIAC has left Pictet Asset Management, UK Multi Asset Team to join Robeco as a Portfolio Manager
  • Sebastien VENAIL, Lyxor Asset Management, Portfolio Analyst & Control ETF, Paris, has joined Amundi as Portfolio Manager, ETF & Indexing, Paris
  • Alexandre GILLARD, Nikko Asset Management Group, Portfolio Management Conducting Officer, Luxembourg has joined Allfunds as Portfolio Management Conducting Officer, Alternative & Multi Asset Strategies Senior Analyst, Luxembourg

Private Markets – Global

Fund News

  • KKR is partnering with Andrew K SILVERNAIL, the former chairman and CEO of Madison Industries and IDEX Corporation, who will join as an Executive Director and drive origination of cross sector investments across the Americas

People Moves

  • Kewsong LEE, CEO of The Carlyle Group, New York, has stepped down from his role. During the handover period over the remainder of 2022 William CONWAY, current Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board & former Co-CEO, New York, will serve as the Interim CEO
  • Erik OKEN, formerly JP Morgan’s Global Chairman of Investment Banking, New York, has joined MidOcean Partners as the Chairman of their Private Equity Business, New York
  • Gila COHEN, MUFG (USA), Chief Investment Strategy Officer, New York, has joined Monroe Capital as their Head of Global Institutional Partnerships, New York
  • Aunkur ARYA, TPG, Senior Advisor, San Francisco, has joined Menlo Ventures as a Venture Partner to augment their Technology Investments Team, San Francisco
  • Benjamin BREIER, ex Kindred Healthcare, Chief Executive Officer, has joined Partners Group as a Partner & Head of Health & Life Private Equity US, Denver
  • Courtney CHRISTIANSON, KSL Capital, Principal, Head of Investor Relations, Denver, has joined QED Investors as Head of Investor Relations, Denver
  • Stan WU, PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk, Head of Investor Relations, Singapore, has left to join Provident Capital Partners as an Investment Professional, Singapore
  • Victoria ZUO, Gradient Ventures, Early-stage FinTech Investor, San Francisco, has joined QED Investors as a Principal focused on Early-stage Investments into FinTech and Commerce Businesses, San Francisco
  • Aaron WHITE, Deutsche Bank, Investment Banking Vice President, Leveraged Finance, New York, has left to join Summit Partners as a Vice President, Boston
  • Evan JACKSON, Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Vice President, Leveraged Finance, New York, has left to join The Carlyle Group’s Private Credit Team, New York
  • Qusai HUSSAIN, Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Associate, Global Technology M&A, Menlo Park, has left to join TPG as a Private Equity Associate, Software & Enterprise Technology, San Francisco
  • Cansu ARSLAN, Citi, Investment Banking Senior Associate, Consumer & Retail USA, New York, has left to join Emil Capital Partners as an Investment Associate, Greenwich
  • Polina NAUMENKO, Greenhill & Co, Investment Banking Analyst, New York, has left to join SDC Capital Partners as a Private Equity Associate, New York
  • Zhuoyun (Iris) LI, Partners Group, Associate, Health & Life Private Equity Asia, Singapore, has left the firm to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School, Boston

Private Markets – Emerging & Frontier Markets

Fund News

  • Flashpoint Venture Capital has closed it VCIII fund with $102 million of capital commitments, including $20 million from its first institutional limited partner Széchenyi Funds
  • Actis’ Energy 5 Fund has launched Rezolv Energy (Rezolv), an independent clean energy power producer focused on Central and South Eastern Europe
  • Presto Ventures, a CEE-focused VC fund investing in early-stage B2B startups, has announced the final close of its €30 million Fund II

People Moves

  • Mohammed ALMADHI, Bank Saudi Fransi Capital, Deputy Head of Investment Banking, Riyadh, has left to join Albilad Capital as Co-Head of Private Equity & Investment Banking, Riyadh
  • Oliver SLADE, Partners Group, Head of Middle East & Africa, Investor Relations Sovereign Wealth Funds & Institutions, has joined H.I.G. Capital as a Managing Director in the Capital Formation Team, Dubai
  • Joe BARRON, CDC Group, Investment Executive, Infrastructure & Climate Funds, London, has joined SHUAA Capital as an Investment Associate in the Venture Debt Team, Dubai
  • Jakub MICIAN, CETIN, Senior Analyst, M&A & Corporate Finance, Prague, has left to join BHM Group as a Private Equity Associate, Prague

Private Markets – Europe

Fund News

  • Apollo has announced they will acquire a minority equity stake in Sofinnova and commit up to €1 billion of managed capital to its investment funds

People Moves

  • Pablo ISLA, Inditex Group, Executive Chairman, London, has joined General Atlantic as a Global Senior Advisor, Consumer & Technology Investment Teams, London
  • Urs BITTERLING, Allianz SE, Head of Sustainability, Munich, has joined Cubera Private Equity as their Chief Sustainability Officer, Stockholm, and reports directly into Rasmus BERTRAM, Acting CEO, Oslo
  • Wolf-Henning SCHNEIDER, ZF Group, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Management, Friedrichshafen, has joined Partners Group as the new Head of Private Equity, Baar-Zug, and will assume the role’s responsibilities from David LAYTON, CEO, Baar-Zug
  • David KRANCENBLUM, Morgan Stanley, Executive Director, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Paris, has left to join KKR & Co as Head of France for Credit & Markets, Paris
  • Sandrine RICHARD, Muzinich & Co, Head of Private Debt France & Co-head of European Senior Secured Fund, Paris, has left to join Generali Investments as the Head of Private Debt, Paris / Milan, a new role created under the platform’s Real Assets and Private Markets Hub reporting directly into Aldo MOZZACCO
  • Stephan MADSEN, BC Partners, Managing Director, London, has joined HIG Capital’s European Middle Market LBO team as a Managing Director with a focus on the Nordics, London
  • Babacar SECK, PROPARCO, Investment Officer, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Global Early Stage & Growth Technology Investments, Paris, has been appointed as a Senior Investment Officer in a similar role, Paris
  • Nicolaus BITTER, REVCAP, Associate Partner, Real Estate Investments, Frankfurt, has joined Peakside Capital as a Principal in the core investments and strategy team, Frankfurt. Also joining Peakside Capital from REVCAP as a Principal in a similar role will be his colleague Sebastian JUNGHANS, Associate Partner, Frankfurt
  • Mathilde MALEZIEUX, H.I.G. Bayside Capital, Director, has been appointed as a Managing Director, Distressed Debt Investing / Special Situations / High Yield / Direct Lending, London
  • Sébastien De BOCK, Investcorp, Associate, European Private Equity Team, London, has left to join CVC Capital Partners as an Investment Executive, Brussels
  • Raghav SIKKA, Averroes Capital, Investment Associate, London, has joined Alvarez & Marsal as a Senior Associate, Mid & Large Cap Private Equity Fund Advisory, London
  • Jari AALTO, Morgan Stanley, Associate, Investment Banking, Global Services Group, London, has joined Supercell as an Investment Professional, Helsinki
  • Stefan MIHAILOVIC, Morgan Stanley, Analyst, Investment Banking, London, has left to join KKR & Co as a Technology Investor, London
  • Shuqi WANG, HSBC, Associate Director, TMT Coverage, London, has left to Macquarie Group as a Private Equity Associate, London
  • Othmane LACH-HAB, Citi, Investment Banking, TMT, London, has left to join Allianz as an Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure Investments, London
  • Paulius URBONAS, Barclays Investment Bank, Associate, Investment Banking, CEE, London, has left to join A.P. Moller Holding as an Investment Associate, Private Equity, Copenhagen
  • Matthew HOLDOM, JP Morgan, Associate, Investment Banking, Healthcare M&A, London, has left to join GHO Capital Partners, Associate, Private Equity, Healthcare, London
  • Oliver TAYLOR, HSBC, Investment Banking Analyst, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, London, has left to join The Carlyle Group as an Investment Professional, Loans & Structured Credit, London
  • Sarina AGGARWAL, Morgan Stanley, Analyst, Investment Banking, FIG, London, has left to join Motive Partners, Associate, London**

SWFs & Pension Funds

Fund News

  • The Sovereign Fund of Egypt has been admitted as a full member by The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF). Ethiopian Investment Holdings and the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti have joined as associate members

People Moves

  • Faizan BAIG, HSBC, Advisory Director, Equity Capital Markets, Riyadh, has joined Public Investment Fund, Riyadh
  • Hesham ALMOSHARY, NCP, Riyadh, has joined Public Investment Fund, Riyadh
  • Saad ALMASHARI, HSBC, Associate Director, Investment Banking Advisory, Riyadh, has joined Public Investment Fund’s MENA Investments team, Riyadh
  • Sultan MOUSA, SPIMACO, Director, Head of M&A & Investments, Riyadh, has joined Public Investment Fund’s MENA Director Investments team, focused on Healthcare & Life Sciences, Riyadh
  • German Forero CASTRO, Barclays, Investment Banking Vice President, Global & LatAm Power, Renewables & Infrastructure M&A, New York, has left to join Qatar Investment Authority as a Senior Associate, Global Infrastructure Investments, Doha
  • Paolo FEDELE, Deutsche Bank, Investment Banking Associate, Financial Institutions Group, London, has joined Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as a Private Equity Associate EMEA, Abu Dhabi

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