St James’s Place Wealth Management
Claire Trott has taken on the role of divisional director for retirement and holistic planning at the wealth management firm.
She joins from Technical Connection where she worked for over four years and was most recently a director.
Ben de Kock has been named as Pretoria regional manager at the South African firm.
He spent the last five years as a managing partner with a Momentum Consult franchise.
Deutsche Bank International Private Bank
The firm’s Switzerland-based international private banking arm has made several hires.
Raoul Zehnder will join the bank to manage ultra-high net worths and global family offices, effective from 1 October 2021 after a period of gardening leave.
He will be joined by senior relationship managers Patrik Minuscoli and Michael von Mecklenburg, senior investment manager Philipp Portenier and account manager Vincent Weisse.
Zehnder and the team will focus on UK resident non-domiciled and northern European clients.
They all join from UBS.
Rothschild & Co
The firm has expanded its wealth management business in Guernsey with two hires.
Justin Walley will become a director and a client adviser, while Nathan Long will take on the roles of assistant director and client adviser as well.
They both used to work for SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI), where Walley was head of private banking for Guernsey, while Long served as a senior private banker and new business development director for the Channel Islands.
The financial advisory business has named Alistair Butt as an executive director to develop and implement future expansion plans.
Most recently, he worked as a consultant to various financial services companies and between 1991 and 2014 he was a director at Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting.
The investment firm has made three senior promotions.
Harry Garrett and Jasper Thornton-Boelman will take on the roles of investment directors while Mollie Thornton will become senior investment manager.
Siôn Puckle has become a sales manager at the platform, based in Dubai.
He was previously a private banker for Arbuthnot Latham in the UAE city for over four years.
Investment firm RWC Partners expanded its UK distribution capabilities with a double hire.
Simon Rogers joined to cover strategic partners and relationships in the southeast of England, while Georgia-Rae Fry took on the role of national sales manager.
Rogers was previously head of sales for southeast, east Anglia, Midland IOM, Northern Island and South Africa at Artemis Fund Managers; while Fry spent the last five years at 7IM, most recently as a business development manager for the southeast region.
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Steven Billiet has been promoted to head of global client group, effective from 1 August 2021.
He succeeds Sandro Pierri who was promoted to chief executive of BNPP AM from 1 July 2021.
Billiet joined the firm last year as chief executive of BNP AM Apac and head of distribution for Apac from JP Morgan Asset Management where he spent six years in the top job for Singapore.
He is currently based in Hong Kong and will relocate to Paris once his successor has been named.
Fabiana Fedeli is going to lead M&G’s £57bn ($78.6bn, €66.3bn) equities division.
She takes on the role of chief investment officer for equities from Robeco Asset Management where she served as global head of fundamental equities.