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The UK-based advisory and asset management group has named James Barham as chief executive.
Barham is currently deputy chief executive and will succeed Mike Faulkner on 1 July 2019.
Faulkner will step down from the top job to focus on “the development of an innovative range of macro strategies” for the group.
The Australian financial advisory business has hired Renato Mota as chief executive.
He will take on the role from Chris Kelaher who resigned in April 2019 after spending 10 years at the firm.
Mota has already been in the role of acting chief executive and was the group’s general manager of wealth management since 2016.
There has been a trio of promotions for the international family office’s South African business.
Marguerite Mastenbroek, current marketing director, and Layve Rabinowitz, who serves as head of the family office division in South Africa, have been promoted to partners.
Lehani Marais has been named a director of Stonehage Fleming Investment Management. She started her career at the firm in 2013 as an investment analyst.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association has appointed Nicolas Calcoen as president.
He is currently the deputy general manager of French asset management firm Amundi, and his term will have a two-year limit until June 2021.
Additionally, Myriam Vanneste, global head of product management of Candriam, and Jarkko Syyrilä, head of public affairs of Nordea Asset and Wealth Management have both been elected as vice presidents for the next two years.
Digital financial advice business Wealth Wizards has hired Scanes Bentley as chairman.
He is also the chairman of financial services provider Vizolution and a board member of Danish technology services business Netcompany.
Bentley was also a partner and managing director of Accenture, a strategy consultancy multinational company.
The international wealth manager has made a quadruple hire.
Glenn Dawson, Spencer Woolley and Alasdair Ogilvy have joined as portfolio directors, while Simon Mackie has been named wealth planning director.
All four join from Lloyds. The three portfolio directors worked across the corporate and private banking divisions, whereas Mackie was in charge of planning tax and wealth needs for UK and non-UK clients.
Justin Kew joins Carmignac as sustainability manager to bolster the firm’s ESG delivery.
He will be based in the independent asset management firm’s London office. He was previously senior ESG analyst at Fidelity International.
The international private client and fund services provider has expanded its Asian team with the appointment of Alice Quek as private client services director.
She will focus on developing and building relationship with clients and intermediaries in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Her role will be based in Singapore as she leaves consultancy firm Amicorp where she was a director.