Royal London Asset Management
The investment manager has named John Brett as a non-executive director for Royal London Fund Boards.
He has held several executive and non-executive directorial positions in the investment management industry over the past 20 years, and is currently chief executive of Anderson Strathern Asset Management.
Brett’s appointment came into effect on 1 April 2019.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
The firm has made three hires to expand its German team in Frankfurt.
Florian Preissler and Max Schulze join as sales managers, while Hannah Pollach has been named sales executive.
Preissler joins from German bank Frankfurter Sparkasse, and Schulze left his role in the product selection team at Oddo BHF.
Pollach was previously a sales associate at Lazard Asset Management in Frankfurt and at Fidelity International in Kronberg.
Smith & Williamson
S&W has made two senior appointments following the firm’s expansion to Dublin, with the Irish business acting as the European hub of operations.
Chris Jones has been named the first non-executive chairman of S&W Europe. He was the former chief executive of the Bank of Ireland Asset Management.
Additionally, Fiona Ross joined the European business as non-executive director, in addition to her current roles as chair of CIE Group, Ireland’s national public transport provider, and Mental Health Ireland.
The specialist adviser has promoted eight people to partners across its UK businesses with effect from 1 April 2019.
Martyn Dobinson in Manchester; Simon Hall in Peterborough; Robert Mace, Lucy Woodward and Barbara Marchant in London; Sean McGinnes in Edinburgh; David Sedgwick in Bristol and Andrew Watkinson in High Wycombe.
The firm now has 83 partners across the country.
The international investment manager named PeterPaul Pardi as head of Emea and North America.
He will be responsible for the business’ growth in both regions and his role will be based in London.
Previously, Pardi was a strategic adviser for a family office, as well as holding the role of global head of distribution at BNY Mellon for four years.