Today's City Moves cover private banking, fintech, financing advising and investment strategis. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Steve Klemme will be joining Barclays as head of Middle East in private bank and overseas services. With more than 30 years’ experience leading Middle East regional teams for global financial institutions, Steve brings a unique depth and range of specialist expertise that will support the delivery of a high-growth strategy for private bank and overseas services across the region. He and his teams based in London, Switzerland and Dubai will develop and strengthen relationships with Middle Eastern high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients through the delivery of bespoke advice and solutions and access to corporate and investment banking products and services.
Lawrence Wintermeyer, the former CEO of Innovate Finance, has been appointed to lead Huddlestock’s global advisory board. Lawrence brings a wealth of experience and a vast global network to the London-based fintech. The appointment follows Huddlestock’s signing of its first major B2B agreement with an investment house in Asia. The agreement allows the partner to completely digitise their investment advisor and brokerage business.
Skerritts Wealth Management
Independent financial adviser Skerritts is closing in on its target of £1bn of assets with the support of Andy Cooper as the firm’s new business development manager. With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and a strategic eye to the team. Working closely with managing director Richard Skerritt, Andy will be tasked with strategically growing the business, while also supporting clients and advisors in creating solutions. Previously managing director, head of investment products and product specialists at Royal Bank of Canada, Andy looks forward to using his knowledge of products to further support the firm’s 27,000 clients around the UK.
Macquarie Group has appointed Emanuele Di Stefano as senior managing director in its quantitative investment strategies (QIS) business. Bringing more than 23 years of experience in QIS, derivatives trading and structuring, Emanuele will lead the development of Macquarie’s multi-asset QIS offering to complement its existing commodity investor products business. He joins Macquarie after seven years with Citi where he was global head of the multi asset QIS structuring team. Prior to Citi he led the same team at Deutsche Bank. Emanuele will commence employment with Macquarie in London on 2 November and report to Arun Assumall, senior managing director within the commodities and global markets group.
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