April 2 The following financial services
industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of
other job changes, email to email@example.com.
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
The prime brokerage unit of Bank of America Merrill Lynch
has hired former Morgan Stanley executive Deepak
Abraham as head of capital strategy in Asia Pacific, according
to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
He will report to Graham Seaton, the head of the bank's
prime brokerage unit in Asia Pacific.
Abraham was most recently head of Middle East and North
Africa prime brokerage at Morgan Stanley, according to the memo
sent by Richard Boseley, head of Asia Pacific equities sales and
global markets financing & futures, and Seaton.
The bank has named Aisha De Sequeira and Sanjay Shah as
co-heads of its business in India, replacing Jayendra Nayak,
according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. They will
formally take on their new duties in May when Nayak leaves his
full-time role with the bank.
Nayak will continue to be employed by the company as a
PROMONTORY FINANCIAL GROUP LLC
Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman
Mary Schapiro will join the private consulting firm as a
managing director, the Wall Street Journal said, following a
tumultuous four years rehabilitating the agency's battered
The appointment is expected to be announced by Promontory
Financial on Tuesday, the paper said, without providing the
source of its information.
Schapiro stepped down as SEC chairman in December.
STANDARD CHARTERED PLC
Standard Chartered has hired Peter Burnett from UBS AG
as its North East Asia head of corporate finance,
beefing up its senior leadership with another high-profile
regional veteran of the Swiss investment bank.
GREENHILL & CO INC
The boutique financial advisory company said Jean-Michel
Steg joined the firm as a senior adviser to assist in expanding
relationships with large European and, particularly, French
corporations. He most recently started Blackstone's advisory
business in France, Greenhill said.
Jalil Rasheed joined Invesco as investment director on
Monday. Rasheed, based out of Singapore, reports to Paul Chan,
chief investment officer, Asia ex-Japan.
DYNASTY FINANCIAL PARTNERS
The wealth management start-up that has grown by attracting
top advisers from the largest U.S. brokerages has expanded in
Missouri with a veteran team from Bank of America Corp's
The adviser group, led by industry veteran James Maher,
managed $420 million in client assets at Merrill, where it had
been known as the Maher Group.
The European corporate finance adviser named Tobias Gewolker
as an executive director in its Infrastructure team. He joins
from Barclays Capital.
CAPITA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The unit of Capita Plc named Albert Küller as its
chief economist. This is a newly created role and the
appointment is effective immediately, Capita Employee Benefits
VONTOBEL ASSET MANAGEMENT
The company named Luc D'hooge as head of Emerging Markets
Fixed Income. He joins from Dexia Asset Management where he was
head of emerging markets bond funds.
Wouter Van Overfelt also joined the team as portfolio
manager and quantitative analyst. He joins from GDF Suez
ROWAN DARTINGTON SIGNATURE
The Bristol-based wealth manager named Steve Bridges as
business development manager. He joins from Premier Group.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL TAXAND UK
The tax advisory firm named Charles Beer and Jonathan Hornby
as managing directors in London.