The actuarial and benefits consultancy has announced the appointment of Deon Dreyer as principal investment consultant. Dreyer joins from PwC, where he was an investment director in its pensions risk business. Prior to that, he was a regional head of investment consulting at Aon Hewitt.
Alan Ainsbury has been appointed head of trade and supply chain in the bank’s transaction services UK team. Ainsbury has over 20 years’ experience in trade finance. He previously led Barclays’s UK and multinational corporate trade sales teams.
Close Brothers Asset Management
The asset management business has appointed two investment directors to its bespoke investment management team. Edward Colman and Chris Law both join from Merrill Lynch Portfolio Managers, where they were responsible for managing multi-asset portfolios for high net worth families, trusts and charities.
The law firm has announced the election of Nikunj Kiri to its partnership. Kiri specialises in contentious regulation in the financial services sector. He was most recently at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a dispute resolution partner.
James Cripps has joined the fund management firm as an independent director to its two Luxembourg and SICAV funds. Cripps formerly worked at Slaughter and May, where he specialised in asset management and investment funds. He joined the law firm in 1978, and was appointed partner in 1989.
BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds platform has recruited Grant Davies as director of its client execution sales team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Davies has 22 years’ capital market experience. He was most recently at JP Morgan Chase, where he led its collateral management relationship management and sales teams for EMEA. He has previously held senior roles at HSBC Bank, Bank of New York, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank.