St James’s Place
The investment manager has hired Justin Onuekwusi as chief investment officer.
Onuekwusi brings a twenty-year career between Aviva Investors, Merrill Lynch and LGIM.
Previously, he was head of retail investments EMEA at LGIM.
The private bank has hired Aladdin Hangari as head of global private banking Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Hangari will succeed Sobhi Tabbara, who is leaving HSBC in January 2024.
Hangari brings twenty years’ experience working at Credit Suisse, most recently as chief executive of Credit Suisse (Qatar LLC) and chief executive of Aventicum Capital Management Holding AG.
HSBC has also named Patrick D’Amico as global head of Qatar.
D’Amico joins from Credit Suisse, alongside Christian Hiller, Thomas Schaad and Simon Aeschlimann who join as relationship managers.
Further, the bank has named Kouroche Achtari as market head for International Switzerland.
Achtari also joins from Credit Suisse and will enhance coverage for Swiss-based ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients and family offices.
Roy Mironi joins from Deutsche Bank as HSBC’s new desk head of Israel.
Quilter Cheviot Europe (QCE)
The European branch of UK wealth manager Quilter Cheviot has hired 4 investment managers and a trainee investment manager to its Dublin office.
Sara Williams was relationship manager and Kevin Nealon was head of retail banking for Allied Irish Banks (AIB).
Cathal O’Donnel and Alan Breen join QCE as investment managers from Canor Fitzgerald, both holding senior investment manager positions.
Aoife Murphy has re-joined QCE as a trainee investment manager having previously been a financial adviser at Walfrid Private.
The investment firm has appointed Mark Rendle as its product director for advised platforms.
Rendle has been with the company for fifteen years and previously was head of marketing for AJ Bell Investcentre.
The investment firm has appointed Matt Harrison as head of Europe & UK distribution.
Harrison brings twenty-five years of experience and was previously co-head of Asia Pacific (APAC) at Franklin Templeton.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he held senior positions at Colional First State, Commonwealth Bank and ING Bank.
Due to Harrison’s new role overseeing Europe and the UK, Tariq Ahmad has been named head of APAC distribution.
Ahmad has twenty years’ experience in asset management and was co-head of APAC distribution.
Further, Sandeep Singh has been promoted to head of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (CEEMEA) and India distribution.
Previously, Singh was head of CEEMEA distribution, where he lead and developed the firm’s retail and institutional business in CEEMEA. His duties now oversee the Indian market.
Both Harrison and Singh will take over responsibilities held by former head of EMEA distribution, Julian Ide. He has been appointed vice chair, EMEA.
The company has recruited Dominick Carlino as global head of alternative investments.
Carlino brings over twenty years’ experience in alternatives distribution across asset and wealth management.
Most recently he was managing director head of alternative investments distribution at Merrill Lynch.
The global investment manager has appointed Kyrylo Sukhanenko as managing director, head of UK insurance.
Sukhanenko joins Nuveen following thirteen years at Blackrock, where he was co-head of business development for its UK insurance company.
Previously, he worked as an analyst within Merrill Lynch’s emerging market equity sales team.
Pensions for Purpose
The firm has named Richard Giles as senior director.
Giles currently works as advisory group member at Pensions for Purposw.
He has experience in UK pensions, including managing the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and as strategic partnership director for TPT Retirement Solutions.
Giles also worked at PwC for 11 years where he was partner and head of pension advisory services in the north, and over 17 years at Mercer.
Ogier’s Henry Wickham head of estate planning, wills and probate in Jersey, has been promoted to partner.
Wickham advises on Jersey trusts, foundations and estate plannings.
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD)
The international law firm has appointed Michael Lewis onto its financial services regulation team.
He joins after six years at Osborne Clark, having previously worked at Norton Rose, Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons and Pinsent Masons.
Quintet Private Bank
The private bank has named Warren Hastings as group co-head of investment and head of portfolio management.
Hastings has spent 12 years at Credit Suisse and most recently was head of investment management, international locations at the firm.