Chief operating officer Lynzi Harrison has left the business with immediate effect, the platform confirmed to International Adviser.
She resigned citing personal reasons, after 10 months in the role.
It is not clear who will succeed her or where Harrison will go next.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The DWP named Laura Trott as minister for pensions, succeeding Alex Burghart who was in the role for around a month and a half under Liz Truss’ government.
She became a member of parliament in 2019 representing Sevenoaks.
The investment manager has hired Harry Bush as director of UK wealth.
He is tasked with expanding the firm’s offering to private clients.
Bush joins from Allianz Global Investors, where he was a director for the UK wholesale market.
Ziad Sikias has been promoted to chief executive officer for the Middle East, Africa and central Asia at the French asset manager.
He joined the firm in 2001 as an investment adviser looking after Middle Eastern institutional clients.
Sikias then moved to Amundi’s Abu Dhabi office in 2005 as deputy head of the Gulf region and became head in 2008. In 2011, he returned to Paris to develop business with institutions in Europe and central Asia.
Ares Wealth Management Solutions
The wealth arm of the global alternative investment manager has recruited Mark Serocold as a partner and head of Emea, a newly created role.
He will be based in London and oversee product development, distribution and partnerships in the region.
Serocold most recently worked as a managing director at Blackstone for four years.
Damian Vogel will succeed Christian Bluhm as group chief risk officer at the global wealth manager, effective from May 2023.
Bluhm’s will step down to focus on his photography business and to pursue opportunities in academia.
Vogel currently works as chief risk officer for UBS’ global wealth management business.
Vontobel Asset Management
The European asset manager has hired Jean-Louis Nakamura as head of its sustainable equities boutique.
He will take over from Hans Speich who is retiring.
Nakamura joins from Lombard Odier, where he spent 14 years as chief investing officer for Asia Pacific and chief executive for the Hong Kong’s practice.
Farrer & Co
The law firm has named Jennifer Ridgway as a partner within its private client team.
She joins from Michelmores, where she held a similar position focusing on landed estates, tax, trusts and advising ultra-high net worth individuals in the UK and overseas.
The international law firm recruited Romin Dabir as a partner within its financial industry group in London to boost the financial regulatory practice.
He was previously at Kirkland & Ellis International, where he held a similar role.