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Foster Denovo poaches from SJP for London expansion

Foster Denovo has poached from SJP among others as it expands its private client division in London. Nikos Christoforou joins from SJP alongside Dafydd Davies from Fairfax Investment Bank, Olly Yorath from Fairey Associates and Robert Saunders, who has previously worked for Wise Pensions, Leadenhall, and Smith and Williamson. Foster Denovo chief executive Roger Brosch says the firm […]

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Fidelity president jumps ship to US company

Fidelity International president Brian Conroy will soon leave the business for the US company the asset manager was spun out from. Conroy’s role at Fidelity Investments, which is controlled by the same family that owns a large stake in Fidelity International, has not yet been disclosed, but he will be leaving his current role at […]

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JP Morgan hires trio of specialists for ETF push

JP Morgan Asset Management has hired three ETF distribution and product specialists as it continues its push into passive investments in Europe. The firm has appointed Olivier Paquier as head of continental Europe ETF distribution. Paquier held similar roles at State Street Global Advisors and Amundi. To lead the distribution in Switzerland the company has […]

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Smith & Williamson confirms ex-Towry chief’s appointment

Smith & Williamson has confirmed former Towry Group chief executive Andrew Fisher has been appointed a non-executive director. Fisher, who was also chief executive of Coutts, succeeds Bob Bogart, who resigned last year. His appointment is effective immediately. Smith & Williamson refused to comment on his appointment when contacted by Money Marketing at the start […]

Update: Wharrier to join Troy Asset Management

Troy Asset Management has appointed Mark Wharrier as an assistant manager on the £3.5bn Trojan Income fund alongside manager Francis Brooke and assistant manager Hugo Ure. Wharrier joins Troy Asset Management from BlackRock where he headed up the UK equity income team and was co-manager of the £411m UK Income fund and the £51m Income […]

Quilter Cheviot CEO David Loudon to step down

Quilter Cheviot’s chief executive David Loudon is to retire from the firm at the end of June. Former chief executive, Martin Baines, who was at the helm of the investment manager from 2003 to 2015, will return to the role on 1 July. Baines has been working as chief investment director at Old Mutual Wealth […]

Richard Peacock joins Kames Capital on Property Income fund

Richard Peacock has joined Kames Capital as co-manager of the £455m Kames Property Income fund. The appointment was announced towards the end of last year following previous co-manager Alex Walker’s decision to leave the firm for a career break. Peacock is managing the fund alongside existing co-manager and Kames’ property investment director David Wise, who […]