City Moves for 24 July 2017 - who's switching jobs at hbfs, Arix Bioscience and GBST?

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Today's City Moves cover pensions, science and wealth administration tech. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Financial services company hbfs has appointed David Assor as head of pensions, who joins from FTSE 100 investment group, Standard Chartered. In his new role, David’s main responsibilities will include providing financial advice to clients, input on the company’s future strategy, as well as technical pensions support to the company’s advisers. David has more than 25 years’ experience as a pensions consultant and pensions manager, with extensive knowledge of UK and International defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements. In particular, David spent many years developing and selling cutting-edge pensions products to assist clients in explaining the tax regulations pertaining to pensions in the UK, helping individuals make informed decisions around their pensions options. As part of his role, David would provide one-to-one pension counselling for those individuals seeking to maximise the tax-efficiency of their pensions.

Arix Bioscience

London-listed Arix Bioscience, a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation, has appointed Meghan FitzGerald as a non-executive director of the company. The appointment was made with immediate effect on Friday and she will be a member of the board’s audit committee. Meghan is a partner of L1 Health, with a focus on investing in healthcare services. She is also an associate professor of strategy and health policy at Columbia University. Prior to L1 Health, Meghan served as executive vice president of strategy and health policy at Cardinal Health, the global integrated healthcare services and products provider. She previously served as the president of Cardinal’s specialty solutions division. Meghan holds a DrPh in healthcare policy from New York Medical College, a BSN in nursing from Fairfield University, and a master of public health from New York-based Columbia University.


GBST, which provides wealth administration software through its GBST Composer platform, has appointed Mark Knowlton as chief technology officer. In this newly created role reporting to GBST chief executive and managing director, Rob DeDominicis, Mark will drive GBST’s technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of global growth. Mark has more than 20 years of digital technology leadership experience, including eight years as chief information officer for Axa UK and Axa Life and senior technology roles at KPMG management consulting, CSC and Differencis. He joins GBST from Macquarie Bank where he was chief information officer for Macquarie banking and financial services.

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