Indosuez Wealth Management
Indosuez Wealth Management group has appointed Jacques Prost as chief executive with effect from 18 June.
He is a member of Indosuez parent Crédit Agricole’s management committee. Since 2013, he has supervised global markets and financing activities as deputy chief executive of Crédit Agricole corporate and investment bank.
He joined the Crédit Agricole group in 2000 as head of structured finance for corporate and investment banking in Italy from Banque Paribas.
Old Mutual Wealth
David Still has been named managing director of Old Mutual Wealth’s Heritage Life Assurance business, reporting to Steven Levin, chief executive of Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform & Heritage.
Still will be responsible for the future development of the business, as well as operational and conduct risk management of the Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance closed books.
He joins Old Mutual Wealth from Aviva where he was managing director of the Aviva UK Heritage closed book. He joined Friends Life in 2011 as managing director of its retirement income business, prior to Friends Life becoming part of Aviva in 2015.
Frank Kolimago has been announced as the managing director of Vanguard Australia, replacing Colin Kelton who has led the Australian business since 2015.
Kelton will become global head of marketing and Kolimago, who is currently a principal and head of Vanguard Personal Advisor Service, will step into his new role in August.
Julius Baer in Guernsey has named Robert Pickford as a relationship manager in its private banking team.
Pickford joins the private bank with 12 years’ investment management experience with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. In his previous position at a local wealth management firm he looked after advisory and discretionary portfolios and sat on several investment committees responsible for the selection of UK, European and US equities.
At Julius Baer, Pickford will be responsible for meeting the wealth management needs of a portfolio of Channel Island and UK-based clients.
Antipodes Partners, a global equity boutique, has made a series of investment team and management appointments across its Sydney office and recently-established London office.
Andrew Findlay has been appointed managing director of Antipodes Partners, overseeing the group’s business activities. Findlay was previously a senior executive at Pinnacle Investment Management – a minority owner and the distribution partner of Antipodes Partners.
Aidan Kerr has been named as an investment analyst, covering the global healthcare sector. Previously, Kerr was an equity analyst in the healthcare team at Magellan Financial Group. Has also worked for AstraZeneca, Accenture and as a research scientist at the University of New South Wales.
Ben Turner will manage Antipodes Partners’ dealing function in London. Turner joins Antipodes Partners from Adelphi Capital where he was responsible for investment analysis, risk management and trading. Prior to Adelphi, Turner worked for UBS as a member of the bank’s hedge fund business.
Vinayak Muralidharan has been appointed as an investment analyst, covering the global financials and infrastructure sectors. Before joining Antipodes Partners, Muralidharan spent seven years with Magellan Financial Group as an equities analyst, focused on global banks and diversified financials.
Kieran Rabbitt has been appointed as investment specialist, responsible for portfolio analytics and systems development – expanding Antipodes Partners’ quant/macro team to four. He previously spent eight years at Dimensional Fund Advisors.
JP Morgan Asset Management
JPMAM has bolstered its Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) platform with a series of hires to its team of investment specialists. The three have all been named lead investment specialist in their respective roles in Emea.
Karine Mercado for core fixed income strategies.
Rohan Duggal for high yield strategies.
Claire Cullen for global credit strategies.
Trident Trust Group has appointed Mark O’Sullivan as managing director of its Hong Kong office.
O’Sullivan joins from TMF where he was regional managing director of north Asia. In this role, O’Sullivan will report to regional managing director Markus Grossman.
Serious Fraud Office
Lisa Osofsky has been named as director of the Serious Fraud Office.
Interim director Mark Thompson will continue in post until she joins the SFO on 3 September, at which point he will return to his permanent role as chief operating officer.
Osofsky joins the SFO from Exiger, where she was a managing director and regional leader and head of investigations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She previously worked as a US federal prosecutor pursuing a range of white collar crime and has prosecuted over 100 cases for the US Government.
Aviva/Insurance and pensions champion for dormant assets
The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has appointed Aviva’s group general counsel and company secretary, Kirsty Cooper, as the insurance and pensions champion for the expanded dormant assets scheme.
The scheme is primarily designed to reunite financial services customers with their money.
The Independent Dormant Assets Commission was set up in December 2015 to look at whether the dormant assets scheme, made up of bank and building society deposits, could be extended to other assets such as insurance products, stocks and shares, and pensions that have been classed as dormant.