Woodbrook Group’s wealth division has appointed Mark Slevin as regional manager Cyprus.
He takes up this role from beginning of May 2018 and will be based at the Woodbrook Group head office in Limassol.
Slevin has many years of experience working both as an IFA and as a team leader.
Slevin is a former deVere senior partner and was most recently a business development consultant with The Fortress Group.
Investec Asset Management has appointed Imran Ahmad to its Multi-Asset Investment team as a portfolio manager.
Ahmad joins from Standard Life Investments where he was portfolio manager of the EMD Unconstrained Fund. Prior to this, he held portfolio management responsibilities at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Appleby has promoted seven staff to partner and announced the appointment of two lawyers to the position of Counsel for its Cayman and Isle of Man offices.
Appleby’s new appointments include members from its Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams.
Samuel Banks (Corporate, Cayman Islands), Matthew Ebbs-Brewer (Corporate, Bermuda), Gary Harris (Corporate, Bermuda)
Jacob MacAdam (Corporate, Cayman Islands), Sally Penrose (Corporate, Bermuda), Jerome Wilson (Corporate, Bermuda)
and Gavin Woods (Corporate, Bermuda).
Counsel appointments: Claire Collister (Dispute Resolution, Isle of Man) and Paul Kennedy (Dispute Resolution, Cayman Islands).
François Riahi has been appointed chief executive officer of Natixis. He succeeds Laurent Mignon, who has been appointed chairman of Groupe BPCE’s management board. Riahi’s new role will become effective on June 1, 2018 when Mignon becomes chairman of Natixis’ board of directors.
Riahi joined Groupe BPCE when it was first established in 2009 having started his career in public finances.
Natixis affiliate AlphaSimplex Group has appointed Kathryn Kaminski, as chief research strategist. Kaminski will also join the ASG Managed Futures Strategy Fund portfolio management team. Kaminski joins from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering.
Barings has appointed Christopher Smart to head of global macroeconomic and geopolitical research.
Smart and his team will draw on the analysis of Barings’ 600+ global investment professionals who manage more than $305bn in public and private market strategies.
Smart spent six years as a senior policy maker for international economic affairs in the Obama administration. From 2013 to 2015, he was the special assistant to the president at the National Economic Council and the National Security Council.
Most recently, he has conducted economic policy research at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.