Old Mutual Wealth
Quilter’s UK platform business, Old Mutual Wealth, has appointed John Gill as a non-executive director.
Gill joins Quilter from Standard Life where he was UK & Europe chief risk officer, until 2017.
He joined Standard Life in 1986 and during the 31 years he spent at the life savings company fulfilled a number of different roles including managing director of finance, managing director of customers operations and chief executive of Standard Life Bank. From 2006 to 2012, Gill was also a non-executive director at the Scottish Financial Enterprise.
Quilter’s UK platform business, Old Mutual Wealth, is part of Quilter, the new name for the Old Mutual Wealth group of companies. The group businesses will be re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years following separation from Old Mutual, with the Old Mutual Wealth UK platform set to become Quilter Wealth Solutions.
Quilter plc has appointed Paul Matthews and Suresh Kana as non-executive directors, effective from 8 August 2018. Matthews has also been appointed as a non-executive director of Intrinsic. Intrinsic, which forms part of the Advice and Wealth Management segment and will become Quilter Financial Planning, focuses on advice-led distribution in the UK.
Matthews is an experienced FTSE 100 company board director who worked at Standard Life between 1989 and 2017, including as a group executive director, chief executive UK & Europe and chairman of Standard Life Wealth.
Matthews has been a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel, a board member of the Association of British Insurers and a member of the Faculty of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Kana is a former chief executive and territory senior partner of PwC Africa.
Old Mutual Global Investors/Merian
Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has hired Martin Visairas from Citi
In his new role as managing director, institutional Visairas will report into Warren Tonkinson, managing director, distribution.
Visairas, who previously worked at Old Mutual Asset Managers¹ from April 2009 to November 2010, will be responsible for servicing OMGI’s growing institutional client base, as well as expanding the business’s presence in the space by targeting new clients from major financial institutions, private banks and pension funds.
Visairas joins OMGI from Citi, where he has worked since leaving Old Mutual Asset Managers in 2010. As Citi’s global head of capital introductions he was responsible for linking hedge fund clients with leading institutional investors across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
He has also worked at Merrill Lynch between 2002 and 2008, starting his financial services career at Citi, Buenos Aires in 2000.
Visairas will join OMGI, which will rebrand as Merian, following its MBO in the wake of the Old Mutual demerger, on Wednesday 22 August 2018.
Sanne has appointed Peter Nagle as managing director, client services – Mauritius. Nagle will be responsible for providing expert guidance and support to the local client service leadership teams based on the island.
Nagle joins Sanne having built a career in professional financial services and has held a range of senior positions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Ireland, most recently with JP Morgan and Standard Chartered where he was global head of trust & fiduciary responsible for over 14 jurisdictions worldwide.
Mediolanum Asset Management
Mediolanum Asset Management, the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has named Astrid Schilo as multi asset strategist and Inma Conde as head of manager research, in Dublin.
Schilo was joins from Accenture Research, where she was involved in artificial intelligence.
Conde joins from Minnesota Philanthropy Partner, one of the largest community foundations in the US – where she held the position of director of investments.
Transparency Task Force
The Transparency Task Force has appointed John Howard, a former BBC TV consumer champion and radio host, as the chairman of its advisory board.
Howard has also served as chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel between 2005 and 2010 and was a member of the independent Commission on Equitable Life payments from 2010 to 2011.