Prudential’s Russell Warwick has been named managing director, sales and marketing at Primetime Retirement, a provider of fixed-term retirement income.
Warwick brings with him 30 years’ experience and held a variety of sales and sales management roles at Prudential before moving into senior management. Most recently, he was director of consumer and digital, where he was responsible for the company’s direct distribution strategy.
During his time at the UK insurer, he also took a leading role in the creation of Prudential Financial Planning.
The global asset manager has named Michael Karpik as chief operating officer. He will be directly responsible for the firm’s global operations, finance, compliance, risk management, product management, funds, and technology functions.
Based in PineBridge’s New York City headquarters, Karpik will report to chief executive Gregory Ehret.
He brings with him 30 years’ experience, most recently as chief executive of Emea for State Street Global Advisors.
Societe Generale has made a series of appointments within Kleinwort Hambros, the group’s private banking business in the UK, Channel Islands and Gibraltar, effective from 1 July 2018.
John Maitland, commercial director, will be appointed chief executive. This follows the decision by Eric Barnett to retire from the role from 1 July 2018. Barnett will remain Kleinwort chairman for the Channel Islands and a member of the board.
Gabrielle Branson and Mouhammed Choukeir, respectively secretary general and chief investment officer and co-head of wealth management solutions, will be appointed deputy chief executives.
Paul Kearney, head of UK Private Banking, will become commercial director, replacing John Maitland.
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Matthieu Lucchesi has stepped into the newly created role of head of public affairs at BNPP AM. Based in Paris, he reports to Philippe Ditisheim, head of regulatory affairs, governance and coordination of group functions.
In this role, Lucchesi will be responsible for representing BNPP AM and increasing its visibility with institutions and regulatory bodies in France, Europe and globally.
Since September 2016, he has been director of the French regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) asset management regulatory division.
The European team at ETFmatic has been strengthened with the appointment of Justinian Boghici as head of legal and regulatory. Formerly of law firm Clifford Chance, he previously advised banks, financial institutions and investment firms on issues associated with the regulatory response to the financial crisis.
He will lead the legal and regulatory functions, as the London-based robo-adviser continues to consolidate its business and grow its team.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Cisi) has appointed Martin Ruskin as chairman of the Cisi IFP Forum Committee, which encourages financial planning members to share ideas.
The forum provides an opportunity to meet other professionals and engage in open discussions in a confidential setting.
Ruskin is head of business development at Paradigm Norton Financial Planning and has been deputy chairman of the forum since its formation in 2015. He replaces Ian Howe who has stepped down.
The chairman of Cayman Finance has been confirmed as Conor O’Dea, former managing director and senior executive vice president of international banking at Butterfield Group.
Throughout his career, O’Dea has served in various associate and government positions, including president at the Cayman Islands Banker’s Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
He replaces Ian Wight who held the position for three years.