Gavin Loftus has joined Weetabix Food Company to take up the new position of head of brand of Weetabix On The Go. Gavin joins from Jordans and Ryvita, where he held the position of cereals marketing controller. Before joining Jordans and Ryvita, Gavin was at Reckitt Benckiser, Diageo and Nestle Waters, giving him more than 10 years’ international and cross category experience. Victoria Westwood has also joined Weetabix as senior brand manager of Weetabix Original. Victoria has more than 10 years of experience spanning across brand, shopper marketing and sales at both * UK and Diageo. Prior to joining Weetabix, Victoria was UK and ROI brand manager for Nivea body and hand at Beiersdorf, where she was responsible for the formulation and implementation of UK strategy for body care and leading all ATL, PR and BTL activities.
International asset manager M&G Investments has announced the appointment of Tristan Hanson as fund manager to its multi-asset team, starting on 21 March. Tristan will be responsible for developing the team’s absolute return proposition and will report to Dave Fishwick, head of multi-asset. Tristan has 15 years’ experience in asset management and joins M&G from Ashburton Investments, where he was head of asset allocation with responsibility for global multi-asset funds. Prior to this, Tristan worked as a strategist at JP Morgan Cazenove covering equities, fixed income and currencies.
Chartered accountants and specialist advisers BKL have appointed Stuart Marcy, who joins the corporate finance team as partner. Stuart comes to BKL with 18 years of experience in corporate finance, including most recently a spell as a corporate finance director at Menzies. With fellow BKL partners Daniel Shear at the London office and Tom Gallop at BKL’s new Cambridge office, he enhances the firm’s corporate finance offering to businesses, which are making key changes to their ownership or financing.
Natixis Global Asset Management
Matthieu Duncan has been appointed chief executive of Natixis Global Asset Management, succeeding Pascal Voisin who has resigned. The appointment takes effect on 4 April. Matthieu began his career in the financial industry at Goldman Sachs. Since 2004, he has held various positions in the asset management area in London, including chief investment officer equities at Cambridge Place IM, and chief operating officer of Quilter Cheviot IM.
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