Amundi has named Laurent Tignard as head of multi-assets for institutional clients and Raphaël Sobotka as head of multi-assets for retail clients.
Tignard and Sobotka report to Vincent Mortier, global head of multi-assets and deputy chief investment officer for Amundi Group.
Before joining Amundi, Tignard worked as chief executive at Edmond de Rothschild AM. Previously, he was chief executive of HSBC Global AM France and Halbis Capital Management.
Sobotka joined Amundi in 2014 with responsibility for multi-assets management for institutional clients. Prior to that, he was chief investment officer of HSBC Multimanager Emea in London from 2007.
Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm has appointed Richard Flax as chief investment officer and Paolo Savini Nicci as chief financial officer.
Flax joins Moneyfarm having previously held portfolio management roles at both Pimco and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He brings more than 17 years’ institutional experience to the role and will oversee the full remit of Moneyfarm’s investment decision-making.
Savini Nicci joins with more than 15 years’ experience in principal finance and private equity, including roles at Morgan Stanley, AnaCap Financial Partners and Cabot Square Capital portfolio companies. He will be responsible for ensuring the company position goes from strength to strength, particularly as Moneyfarm looks to further diversify its offering and expand internationally.
Their appointments follow the company’s launch in the UK earlier this year as well as recent news of a strategic investment by Allianz Ventures.
Deutsche Bank has strengthened its innovation team with two new appointments. Elly Hardwick will become head of innovation and Philip Milne has been appointed as chief technology officer for innovation.
Hardwick will be based in London and Milne in Palo Alto. Both will report to JP Rangaswami, chief data officer, head of strategy and innovation for the chief operating office.
Hardwick will join the bank in early December to lead it’s innovation activities and manage the Deutsche Bank Labs globally. She will work closely with fintechs and the bank’s business divisions to drive the adoption of new technology solutions.
Milne joined Deutsche Bank in early November and will act as an interface between the Deutsche Bank Labs and the bank’s wider technology organisation.
Independent investment management firm City Financial has announced the appointment of four senior operations hires.
Amy Wong, William Dumas, Justin Brodersen and Simon Taylor have joined the firm with effect from 1 December 2016. They will report directly to Lou Thorne, global chief operating officer.
They all join from Fortress Investment Group where they previously worked with Thorne in the liquid markets business. Wong was co-director of operations and treasury, Dumas was co-director of operations, Brodersen was director of middle office, and Taylor was UK operations manager.
Wong, Dumas, and Brodersen will be based in New York, while Taylor will be based in London.
Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust
Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust has appointed Marian Glen and Gary Le Sueur as non-executive directors of the company with immediate effect.
Glen was previously corporate partner and head of funds and financial services at solicitors Shepherd+ Wedderburn and general counsel at Aegon UK. She has also been non-executive director of Friends Life Group and Murray Income Trust.
Le Seur has played a key role in over 30 investment and exits over the past 19 years at venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) where he is co-founder and partner. He also has experience in corporate law and structured financing having previously worked with companies such as Shepherd+ Wedderburn, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and National Australia Bank.