Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed David Lam as head of Hong Kong.
He will be responsible for managing the Hong Kong team and driving a long-term growth strategy for the business.
Lam will oversee the planning and development of the Hong Kong business, ensuring it is aligned with the strategic objectives for the Asia Pacific region. He will also support relationships with key investors and distributors.
He will report to Ian Macdonald, deputy head of Asia Pacific for ASI.
With more than 30 years of experience in asset management and private wealth management, Lam brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
He was most recently chairman of the advisory board at Carret Private Investments. His previous roles include managing director and head of North Asia for Coutts, managing director, Asia Pacific for GAM, and director of private wealth services, Asia Pacific for Merrill Lynch.
Brewin Dolphin has poached Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) chief financial officer Siobhan Boylan to become its finance director, the wealth manager confirmed in a stock exchange announcement on Monday.
Boylan replaces Andrew Westenberger, who left Brewin Dolphin abruptly in May. She is due to join in early 2019.
Boylan has been LGIM’s chief financial officer for the last five years. Prior to that, she was at Aviva for 12 years where she held several senior roles, including chief financial officer of both Aviva North America and Aviva Investors. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked for nearly a decade.
A spokesperson for Lgim said the group was already looking for Boylan’s successor and would have plenty of time to find a replacement before she departs at the end of the year.
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LGIM has nabbed James Crossley as its head of UK retail sales following Simon Hynes’ shift into the newly created role of head of retail distribution for Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea).
The shake-up comes as LGIM makes a retail push in continental Europe and follows its acquisition of ETF platform Canvas.
Crossley previously worked at Jupiter as head of retail sales. He had worked with Hynes, who was head of global distribution at the firm before joining LGIM in 2015.
Both men will report to Honor Solomon, head of retail for Emea.
Aviva Investors has strengthened its multi-manager research team with the appointments of Luca Dal Mas and Joshua Biele.
Dal Mas joins as senior multi-manager analyst from Barings, where he managed multi-asset strategies across developed and emerging markets and a fund of hedge funds. He was also responsible for fund research for both the institutional and charities businesses.
Prior to this, he was at Darta Saving Life Ltd Dublin (Allianz Group) where he worked for four years as an assistant financial manager.
Meanwhile, Biele joins as a multi-manager analyst from Jupiter Asset Management where he was a product and client intelligence analyst.
Both will be based in London and report to Isabel Emo Capodilista, head of multi manager research.
Sanne, a global provider of alternative assets, has hired Peter Nagle as managing director, client services for Mauritius.
Based in the company’s Mauritius office, Nagle will be responsible for providing expert guidance and support to the local client service leadership teams based on the island.
He will work closely with Mark Law, managing director, alternative asset, Asia Pacific and Sanne’s regional managing directors to encourage continued collaboration and knowledge sharing across the group.
Nagle has has held a range of financial services senior positions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Ireland, most recently with JP Morgan and Standard Chartered where he was global head of trust & fiduciary, responsible for over 14 jurisdictions worldwide.