BlackRock’s head of retirement, Tony Stenning, is to leave at the end of 2016 after 16 years with the company. Stenning, who is also a managing director at BlackRock, plans to take at least a six-month career break before considering his next move, which may not necessarily be in the asset management space.
Having joined BlackRock as part of Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, which merged in 2006, Stenning has been responsible for driving firm’s vision and strategy in EMEA on individual retirement and leads its defined contribution business.
He was head of UK retail between 2009 and 2015, prior to which he was head of products and client strategies, from 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he was head of marketing and product for UK retail, and is understood to be pivotal in launching BlackRock’s UK absolute alpha strategy.
Lombard Odier Private Bank has appointed Michael Le Garignon as head of independent asset managers (IAM) UK, as the firm continues to build its presence in the UK. Le Garignon will be responsible for driving the launch of Lombard Odier’s independent asset management offering in the UK next year.
He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in financial services, and joins from Société Générale Securities Services where he was head of business development, sales & relationship management, UK & Ireland.
Le Garignon has also held business development roles at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas Securities Services during his career.
Angus Taylor has been appointed chief executive of accounting and advisory firm Moore Stephens (Jersey), the newly formed holding company for all of Moore Stephens’ businesses in the island.
Taylor is an experienced wealth management professional with extensive experience of running high-performing banking, investment, fund and trust businesses across multiple jurisdictions.
He was previously the managing director of Kleinwort Benson and a director at JTC.