Natixis Investment Managers
The asset management firm has made several changes to its senior leadership.
Shinji Inoue has been promoted to president and representative director for Japan, based in Tokyo. He will take over from Kinji Kato, who has been in the role since 2014 and who will become honorary chairman of Natixis IM Japan. Inoue has been at the company since 2008.
Natixis IM has also appointed eight executives to its management committee. They are:
- Alix Boisaubert, head of global corporate communications;
- Alain Burneau, general secretary;
- Fabrice Chemouny, head of Asia Pacific;
- Audrey Koenig, chief executive of Natixis Wealth Management;
- Melanie Robinson, global head of client experience;
- Justin Rosen, global chief compliance officer at Natixis IM;
- Jean-Marc Sabatier, global chief risk officer at Natixis IM; and,
- Nathalie Wallace, global head of Sustainable investing.
The global asset manager has hired Patrick Vizzone as managing director and head of agri-food for its Asia Pacific alternatives group, based in Hong Kong.
He joins from ANZ Banking Group, where he served as head of food, beverage and agribusiness and head of Hong Kong coverage.
The UK-based responsible investment firm has hired Ben Funnell as head of investment solutions.
He was previously at Man Group, where he worked as chief equity strategist and portfolio manger for equity and multi-asset funds.
The life and critical illness protection provider has named Nici Audhlam-Gardiner as UK chief executive.
She will take on the role “in the coming months”, the firm said.
Audhlam-Gardiner was previously chief commercial officer at OneFamily, and before that chief executive of its lifetime mortgages business.
Alex Le Quesne has been promoted to head of governance services at the private equity and real estate services provider.
He has been with the firm for seven years, where he developed the real estate fund services team.
The UK advice firm has hired Emily McGuire as partner within its investment advisory team.
She spent the last 23 years at Aon in a similar position.
The UK investment manager has expanded its IFA distribution team.
Adam Benzimra joins as national sales manager to grow the firm’s presence in the UK intermediary market. He was previously at Brooks Macdonald, where he worked as a business development manager.
The UK-based investment service has named Charlie Huggins as head of equities.
He will be responsible for the roll out of a discretionary share portfolio service, due at the end of 2022.
He joins from Hargreaves Lansdown where he spent the last decade, including five as a fund manager.
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Jade Georgiou has become a financial adviser at the firm.
She used to work as a personal banker at Santander, and joined the firm as a trainee adviser three years ago.