People moves: new global co-heads at Citi, Tran takes Asia-Pacific role at Crédit Agricole, RBC Capital Markets hires in sales, and more

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Citi has appointed Douglas Adams and James Fleming as global co-heads of equity capital markets (ECM). Adams has been promoted from co-head of North America ECM. He joined Smith Barney’s financial sponsors group in 1993, and has held various equity roles over the past 26 years. Fleming joined Citi last year as co-head of equity ECM for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), and has previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. In their new roles, Adams and Fleming report to Tyler Dickson and Manolo Falco, co-heads of global markets.

Meanwhile, Citi’s head of Emea capital markets execution, Roger Barb, has left the bank after 19 years. He joins BNP Paribas as head of ECM execution, reporting to Andreas Bernstorff, head of ECM for Emea.

Citi has also named Elree Winnett Seelig as its first head of environmental, social and corporate governance within its markets and securities services unit. Based in London, Seelig will report to both Jim O’Donnell, global head of investor sales and relationship management, and Leo Arduini, regional head of Emea markets and securities services. Prior to joining Citi, Seelig was head of energy client management for commodities at BNP Paribas. Earlier, she worked in natural resources investment banking at Lehman Brothers and in project finance at Bank of America.

Seelig will work alongside Olga Sviatochevski, who will be joining the team from Citi’s Emea corporate strategy department. Prior to joining the bank in 2014, Sviatochevski was a strategy consultant at Booz & Company, with experience across the oil and gas, and financial services sectors.


Andy Tran, head of credit markets and XVA risk management at Crédit Agricole, has been appointed head of market risk for Asia-Pacific. Tran joined the French bank in 2007, from Barclays, where he served as associate director of market risk engineering for two years. Before that, he spent four years as a senior associate within TD Securities’ market risk team, according to his LinkedIn profile. Based in Hong Kong, Tran reports to Olivier Harou, chief risk officer for Asia-Pacific.


RBC Capital Markets has hired Richard Boardman as head of financial institution solutions. Boardman joins from Nomura, where he spent seven years as head of solutions sales for Emea. Previously, he spent four years at RBS as head of UK and Nordic insurance sales solutions. Based in London, Boardman reports to Jason Goss, co-head of European fixed income, currencies and commodities (Ficc) sales.

Meanwhile, RBC has hired Charles Atkinson as head of institutional client management for Emea. Atkinson also joins from Nomura, where he spent six years as head of senior relationship management for Emea. Before that, he held roles in relationship management at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns. In his new role, Atkinson will be based in London, reporting to both Sian Hurrell, global head of foreign exchange and head of Ficc Europe, and Michelle Neal, head of US Ficc and head of institutional client management.


Charlie Scharf has been appointed chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, joining from BNY Mellon, where he spent the last two years as CEO and chairman. Before that, Scharf was head of Visa for four years. He also previously served as CEO of JP Morgan’s financial services division and chief financial officer of Citigroup’s investment banking business. In his new role at Wells Fargo, Scharf succeeds Tim Sloan, who resigned in March.

Meanwhile, Richard Payne Jr has been elected to Wells Fargo’s board of directors and will serve on the board’s credit committee. Payne retired as vice-chairman of wholesale banking at US Bancorp in 2016, after four years in the role. Prior to joining US Bancorp in 2010, he was head of capital markets at National City Corporation, and served in various corporate banking and leadership roles for predecessor companies of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.


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Simon Nursey

Forex options e-trading platform Digital Vega has appointed Simon Nursey as head of Asia-Pacific. Nursey joins from Standard Chartered, where he was head of foreign exchange options trading. Previously, he spent 17 years at BNP Paribas, latterly as global head of currency options trading.

Asa Attwell joins Digital Vega as head of product development. Attwell spent two years as head of Emea foreign exchange and emerging markets at Nomura. Before that, he held a variety of forex roles at BNP Paribas, most recently as head of G10 foreign exchange trading.

Meanwhile, Laura Winkler joins as Emea relationship manager. Winkler leaves tech firm Luxoft Financial Services, where she was a relationship manager. Prior to that she held a similar role at trading platform Currenex.

In their new roles, Attwell and Winkler report to Mark Suter, executive chairman and co-founder of Digital Vega.


UBS Asset Management has appointed Barry Gill as head of investments. Gill will oversee $710 billion in assets under management across both traditional and alternative asset classes. Gil has spent 25 years at the firm, most recently as head of active equities. In his new role, he succeeds Suni Harford, following her recent appointment as president of UBS AM and a member of the group executive board of UBS. Gill will become a member of the UBS AM executive committee and report to Harford.

Gill is succeeded as head of active equities by Ian McIntosh, who has been deputy head since 2016. In his new role, he reports to Gill.


Themos Fiotakis, head of fundamental strategy across assets, has left UBS after four months in the role. Fiotakis joined the Swiss bank in May 2015, as co-head of foreign exchange and fixed income research and strategy. Before that, he spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as head of emerging markets foreign exchange strategy. According to his LinkedIn profile, Fiotakis is currently on gardening leave and plans to move to the buy side.


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Matthias Graulich

Marcel Naas and Marcus Addison will become managing directors at Eurex Securities Transactions Services, a buy-in agent business due to launch next year. Naas will hand over his role as head of Eurex Repo to Matthias Graulich. Graulich will still serve as executive board member of Eurex Clearing, a position he has held since 2014, as well as continuing to be responsible for the fixed income, funding and financing strategy, and product development area at Deutsche Börse Group.

Naas will continue as a member of the executive board of Eurex Global Derivatives and Addison retains his role in the risk area of Eurex Clearing.


TP Icap has appointed Joanna Nader as group head of strategy. Nader joins from RBC Capital Markets, where she spent the last year as head of diversified/speciality financials research. Before that, she spent almost 10 years as chief investment officer of private equity firm JRJ Group and eight years at Lehman Brothers. In her new role, Nader reports to group CEO Nicolas Breteau.


Credit Suisse has hired Alex Diaconescu as a credit trader, trading credit default swap indexes. Diaconescu joins from Nomura, where he was a credit trader for two years. Previously, he spent five years as an associate credit index trader at Citi, his LinkedIn profile states. In his new role at the Swiss bank, he reports to Chris Orr, head of sales, trading and sector strategy for the investment grade business in Emea.


Seema Hingorani has been appointed as a managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Hingorani is the founder of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organisation that aims to bring more women into investment and portfolio management roles. Prior to this, she was chief investment officer for the New York City Retirement System. Hingorani has also served as global head of research at Pyramis Global Advisors and Fidelity Institutional Asset Management, a partner and portfolio manager at Andor Capital, and an equity analyst at T. Rowe Price.


Zak de Mariveles has joined Hilbert Investment Solutions as a non-executive director. De Mariveles was previously a managing director at Societe Generale for six years. Earlier, he spent six years as a managing director at RBS and 13 years as a director at Barclays Capital. De Mariveles is also founder and chairman of the UK Structured Products Association.


HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed John Ware as senior product specialist for hedge funds in its alternatives team. Based in London, Ware will report to Steven Ward, global head of alternative products. He joins from BlackRock, where he was a senior product specialist for BlackRock Alternative Advisors, the firm’s hedge fund solutions platform. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Ware worked in the ultra-high-net-worth client team at Barclays Wealth as a specialist, delivering cross-platform solutions, including alternative investment opportunities.


David Warren is to step down as group chief financial officer and member of the board at the London Stock Exchange Group by the end of 2020, continuing until the close of the group’s acquisition of Refinitiv. Warren joined LSEG in 2012, after a stint at Nasdaq where he was chief financial officer for nine years.


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Elizabeth Geoghegan

Elizabeth Geoghegan has been hired by Irish fund manager Mediolanum International Funds as a fixed income portfolio manager. Geoghegan joins from Goodbody Asset Management, where she spent four years as a fixed income manager. In her new role, Geoghegan reports to Charles Diebel, head of fixed income.  


Industry association Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as CEO, effective from the end of December. De Montgolfier joins from Brussels-listed investment manager Gimv, where he was partner and head of Gimv France, responsible for overseeing investment and group strategy. Previously, he spent 11 years as co-founding managing partner and chief operations officer at Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners. At Invest Europe, de Montgolfier succeeds Michael Collins, who stepped down as CEO in August after six years with the organisation.


The Autorité des Marchés Financiers has appointed Didier Deleage as deputy head of the asset management directorate. Deleage joins from Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, where he worked for five years, most recently as CEO. Before that, he spent eight years as a member of the board of directors at the French Asset Management Association. At the AMF, Deleage reports to managing director Philippe Sourlas.

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