David Scott, the founder and chairman of the UK wealth manager, has decided to step down from the firm.
He launched LGT Vestra in 2008 and led the firm through to the acquisition of the business by the LGT Group.
Ben Snee, who was a founding partner with Scott in 2008, became chief executive in 2013 and will continue in his role as head of the firm.
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Chris Ralph is leaving his role as chief global strategist after 11 years at the firm, but will remain on board in a non-executive capacity.
He was chief investment officer at the wealth manager until January.
Writing on Linkedin, Ralph said he will remain in a “non-executive capacity” as a member of the firm’s investment committee. He is also a non-executive director at the Baillie Gifford China Growth Investment Trust.
An SJP spokesperson said no one is currently being appointed to replace Ralph in the chief global strategist role.
Ralph joined SJP in 2009 from Maia Capital and before that, was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments.
The firm appointed Jonathan Downes as an investment manager and Scott Palmer as a wealth manager.
Downes joins from Tilney – formerly Yorkshire Investment Group – having spent eight years at the firm rising to the position of investment management director.
Palmer joins Walker Crips from Novus Financial Services, based in Harrogate.
The banking group has announced chief financial officer Michelle Jablko will leave ANZ following her decision to take up a senior role at another organisation outside of financial services.
Since joining ANZ in July 2016, Jablko has been chief financial officer as well as a member of ANZ’s executive committee.
She was appointed a director of ANZ New Zealand in March 2018 and is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion having served as executive sponsor for ANZ’s pride network.
The financial services provider has named James Bolton as country delivery Director and Andrew Edgington as client director for the Cayman Islands.
Bolton spent five years in Guernsey before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2014, where he has been responsible for managing the full lifecycle of trust and corporate offerings for established trust companies.
Edgington has 30 years’ experience in global investment banking, asset management and hedge funds.
After spending 20 years in London, he moved to the Cayman Islands in 2008, where he has been providing specialist consultancy, management, administration, fiduciary and independent director services to investment funds and structures.