Joseph Pinto will become chief executive of M&G Asset Management, effective from March 2023 and subject to regulatory approval.
He will join from Natixis Investment Managers, where he has served as head of distribution and investment solutions for Emea, Apac and LatAm and global chief operating officer.
Pinto will succeed Jonathan Daniels who will retire after 21 years with the business.
Natixis Investment Managers
Fabrice Chemouny has been appointed head of international distribution to replace Pinto.
He was previously head of Asia Pacific at Natixis Investment Managers.
Christophe Lanne, chief administration officer for Asset & Wealth Management, will oversee post-sales support activities for international distribution, as well as Natixis IM solutions activities, in addition to his existing responsibilities for global operations and technology, human resources and corporate social responsibility strategy.
The financial services giant has recruited Greg Watson for the newly created role of chief technology officer.
He previously held a similar position at Sainsbury’s Bank in Edinburgh.
The insurance provider hired Justin Harper as head of propositions for the UK.
He was most recently at LV= where he led the protection proposition development team.
The Prudential subsidiary has named Faizal Gaffoor as deputy regional chief executive and head of products and partnerships.
He joined the business in December 2022 in Singapore from UOB Asset Management where he served as managing director and group chief marketing officer.
The UK-based financial advice and consultancy firm has appointed David Webster as director.
He will help the company enhance the customer experience and further grow the business.
Webster has provided consultancy services to several financial advice firms and, prior to that, held senior positions at IFA companies.
The global platform has hired Renata Mrazova as group chief people officer, based in Prague.
She most recently held a similar role at Home Credit International.
The US-based asset manager has recruited Richard Clarke-Wilson as business development lead for the UK and Ireland.
He is the first member of the business development team to be based outside of the US and will be tasked with building relationships with intermediaries in the region.
Clarke-Wilson was previously at Majedie Asset Management where he spent more than six years as client director.
The investment manager has strengthened its presence in Switzerland with a senior hire.
Patrick Lutz becomes head of wholesale distribution in the country, based in the newly opened Zurich office.
He spent the last 14 years at Franklin Templeton where most recently he was country head for Switzerland.
The Pearl Family Office
The London-based family office has hired Jamila Long as relationship director.
She has held several senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Private Banking and more recently at Chateau Fiduciaire.
The law firm has made a senior hire in its Birmingham office.
Ian Bond has joined the private client team as a partner from Thursfields where he was head of Wills and estates.
Irwin Mitchell added that it intends to make another partner and associate in March to expand the practice in the Midlands.