Orbis Access, the online investment unit of Orbis Investments, has appointed Marcel Bradshaw to head up its retail business in the UK.
Earlier in the week, it was confirmed that Bradshaw had resigned from his role as sales director of Old Mutual International, saying that he was looking for a fully UK-based role to spend more time with his family.
International Adviser understands that Bradshaw will be tasked with expanding Orbis Access’ retail proposition, its direct-to-consumer platform.
Bradshaw joined Old Mutual’s international operation in January 2015 when it was called Skandia International. He was formerly managing director of Glacier International, the offshore division of the Sanlam Group.
Bradshaw replaced Victor Frances at Skandia International who had held the sales director role for three years.
Platform provider Ascentric has hired Simon Gully to the newly created role as head of its institutional business.
Gully, who joins the company from Scottish Widows, will be responsible for leading Ascentric’s institutional sales and will be based in Bath.
With over twenty years of experience in the industry, Gully spent more than 15 years at Axa Wealth and Axa Sunlife in a variety of senior sales and management roles.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has appointed Simon Chinnery as in another newly created role as head of DC client solutions.
Reporting into Chris DeMarco, the investment house’s head of institutional client management and strategy, and Emma Douglas, head of DC, Chinnery will be tasked with further developing LGIM’s investment strategy.
With over 30 years of experience in the asset management industry, Chinnery joins LGIM from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he spent 11 years working as head of UK DC.
Prior to this, he was head of the UK institutional business at ABN Ambro. He has previously held roles at Schroder Investment Management and Gartmore Investment Management.
JO Hamro Capital Management
Investment boutique JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) has appointed Barings ex-chief investment officer, Ken Lambden to take over from current head Gavin Rochussen in shake up of the senior management team.
Lambden decided to leave Barings in May after Babson Capital Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and Wood Creek Capital combined under the Barings brand in March.
Meanwhile, Rochussen has been appointed by parent company BTIM as international group executive as part of a wider strategy to expand the firm’s international operations. Specifically, he will be charged with growing the business in the US and Asia, with a particular focus on identifying new investment teams.
Having joined JOHCM in 2008, Rochussen has been credit with substantial growth and diversification in the investment house, overseeing expansion of the fund range as well as opening of new offices in Singapore and the US.
Both changes take effect on October 3, with both Lambden and Rochussen into BTIM’s group chief executive Emilio Gonzalez.