IFGL, the parent company of Isle of Man-based insurer RL360, has announced Richard Preston is leaving Ardan International.
Preston has been chief executive of Ardan since he joined the independent wealth platform in 2015. It was acquired by IFGL in November 2016.
Sarah Dunnage, head of finance for RL360, will take over from Preston as interim chief executive. She has been part of the Ardan management team since it was acquired and has worked closely with both operations and management.
Preston said: “I completed the task of a safe transition of the business to IFGL and it was now a good time for me to move on. I wish IFGL well and am equally excited about opportunities for the future.”
David Kneeshaw, chief executive for IFGL, said: “Richard has been invaluable in helping Ardan become part of IFGL and on behalf of the board, I would like to thank him for his work over the years and wish him every success in the future.”
Edward Harris, the chief executive of Holborn’s Hong Kong office, has left the company to run his own investment advisory business in the US.
According to Harris’s Linkedin profile, he was chief executive of the Holborn Limited Hong Kong office for a six-month period from December 2017 to June 2018.
Harris was previously chief executive of the Hong Kong office for Globaleye for six years.
Having now moved to the US, Harris is chief executive of Stone Eagle Investments, which he founded in August 2017.
He says on his Linkedin account: “I spent 10 years in Hong Kong as a financial adviser, specialising in advising clients on options related to their UK pensions.
“I have now moved to the USA and am continuing this advice role in this new location, dealing with US residents and US citizens living abroad.”
Barclays Wealth Management
Barclays Wealth Management has hired Graham Nicoll to lead its recently merged “Midlands, North & West” market covering all teams outside of London and the southeast of England.
Nicoll re-joins Barclays Wealth Management from KPMG, where he spent three years advising entrepreneurs and SME management teams across a range of industries about how to combat both operational and strategic challenges.
Prior to this, he held various senior roles at Barclays Wealth Management over the course of a nine-year career at the business, which saw him latterly heading up mid corporate banking across the Midlands and North Wales.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Bárbara Echazarra as sales manager in its Madrid office.
Echazarra joins existing sales managers Alberto González Méndez and Carlos Moreno and will report to Rubén García Páez, head of Iberia and Latin American distribution at Columbia Threadneedle since 2007.
She has more than seven years’ experience in financial markets, having worked for large international houses including most recently Carmignac, where she was account director for Spain. Previously she worked at BNP Paribas and Louis Vuitton.