April 2 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HSBC Global Asset Management Inc appointed Michael Wright as Head of Institutional Sales for North America, based in New York. Wright joins from AXA Investment Managers where he directed the firm’s business development strategy for the institutional segment.
The bank 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. He will continue to be a senior adviser.
Travis Machen, named co-head of the North American bank group in October, has left, two sources familiar with the situation said.
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 reputation. 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 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.
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.
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 Merrill Lynch.
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 business advisory firm named Barbara Ryan as managing director in its strategic communications practice. She will be based in New York. She joins the firm from Deutsche Bank, where she held the position of Managing Director and Head of the Pharmaceutical Research Team.
The company’s subsidiary EverBank Commercial Finance appointed Jody Salino as the Office Products Sales Director for the firm’s Western region. Salino joins from De Lage Landen Financial Services, where he served as Director of Sales for the firm’s Middle Market Office Technology group.
The European corporate finance adviser named Tobias Gewolker as an executive director in its Infrastructure team. He joins from Barclays Capital.
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 said.
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 .
The Bristol-based wealth manager named Steve Bridges as business development manager. He joins from Premier Group.
The tax advisory firm named Charles Beer and Jonathan Hornby as managing directors in London.