Sarah Dunnage, head of finance for RL360, has been appointed interim chief executive of Ardan International.
She assumes the role for an initial period of six months following the departure of Richard Preston.
Dunnage has been part of the Ardan management team since the platform was acquired by International Financial Group – the parent company of RL360 – in late 2016.
Asset manager Amundi has appointed David Harte as chief executive of Amundi Ireland.
Harte is also deputy head of the operations, services and technology division, reporting to Guillaume Lesage and is a member of Amundi’s Executive Committee.
Based in Dublin, Harte was previously global chief commercial officer of Pioneer Investments, Ireland, having joined the firm in 2003.
Thesis Asset Management
Lawrence Cook and Giles Marriage have been appointed to Thesis AM’s board of directors with immediate effect.
The moves complete the senior management changes at the discretionary investment manager following its management buyout in 2017.
Cook, who is currently director of marketing and business development, will add client services to his brief, while Marriage will continue to head up Thesis’ investment committees and the firm’s Lymington office.
This news follows a decision from client services director Tony Gammon to step down from the board following 23 years. Gammon, who joined Thesis in 1980, will continue to lead the Brighton office in the interim while the business looks to find a successor.
Bank of Singapore
Rajeev De Mello has been appointed chief investment officer at the Bank of Singapore after quitting Schroders earlier this year due to differing views about the direction of the firm’s Asia fixed income strategy.
He will replace Johan Jooste, who has been appointed as the bank’s head of rates.
De Mello will oversee the bank’s research and investment strategy teams that produce Bank of Singapore’s house views across all asset classes. He will also be chairman of the bank’s investment committee that decides on the global strategic and tactical asset allocation calls for clients.
Global fund administration, trusts and corporate services provider Vistra has named Scott Kraemer as managing director, alternative investments in North America, effective immediately.
In this role, Kraemer is responsible for the development and executive of the alternative investment strategy for the region, including operations, key account management, strategic partnerships and resource allocation.
He will be based in New York, reporting to Onno Bouwmeister, group managing director of alternative investments.
He joins from State Street, where he was most recently senior vice president in the private equity and real asset fund services group, overseeing the New York and New Jersey offices.