After the announcement that Guy Strapp is leaving his job in April 2019, with Wai-Kwong Seck replacing him as chief executive, the Asian arm of Prudential has confirmed two other departures.
Ted Pull, chief financial officer, and Phil Stockwell, chief operating officer, have announced they will also be leaving the firm.
Pull, who has worked for Eastspring since 2013, will leave at the end of February 2019; while Stockwell, who was appointed in 2015, will be leaving immediately.
A spokesperson for the company said that their departures are not link to Strapp’s retirement.
Meyado Private Wealth Management
Meyado’s Singapore business has appointed Nick Glover as general manager. He will be responsible for bringing in systems and processes to fit the firm’s expanded asset base, following the acquisition of financial advice firm iFS last year.
Glover has over 20 years’ experience in the industry; holding roles at St James’s Place, Axa and Zurich. His main focus will be on the needs of the higher net worth expats in Singapore.
The cross border financial services provider has appointed of Peter Marr as chief operating officer, in addition to joining the board of directors, with immediate effect.
Marr held the same role at Police Mutual before joining the firm, and has also worked for Capita Insurance Services as operations director.
BMO Global Asset Management
Big changes for the asset manager, with Kristi Mitchem taking the top job. She succeeds Richard Wilson, the previous chief executive, following his retirement.
Mitchem joins from Wells Fargo where she also held the top position for the asset management business.
Triple hires for the French asset manager with Pascal Duval, Julien Fontaine and Ashley Fagan leading different department of the business.
Duval has been appointed head of retail solutions, Fontaine took the head of partnerships position, while Fagan joined as head of ETF, indexing and smart beta development for UK and Ireland.
Both Duval and Fontaine are also members of the executive committee.
The global association of investment management professionals has confirmed Kazim Razvi will take the role of director, financial reporting policy, Emea – effective immediately.
The role will be based in London and Razvi will be working on advancing financial and corporate reporting in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He was previously global head of accounting research and policy at Fitch Ratings and has also worked for the Moody’s Corporation.
The Legg Mason affiliate has hired two professionals to work on strategies across Europe, the US and Latin America. Barry MacLennan joins the Edinburgh office as head of wholesale distribution, while Mark Cho has been appointed head of intermediary distribution in the Americas based in New York.
The investment firm has appointed Jon Allen as head of Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Allen joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2010 and previously held the role of head of distribution for the region.
The firm’s intermediary arm has announced Tom Dunbar as distribution director, following his predecessor, Jim Smith, stepping down.
Dunbar held the role of group strategy director in the firm since 2017 and will ease into the director position following a transitional period with Smith.
Dentons Pension Management
The UK-based Sipps and Ssas provider has appointed, with immediate effect, David Fox to the board. Fox joined Dentons in 2011 driving the business sales strategy after holding positions at firms like Standard Life and Dominion Fiduciary.