Cheyne Capital Management
Cheyne Capital Management has appointed a new partner, after a period of new inflows and clients since 2009 and the launch of several funds. John Hyman will join the firm to develop its equity business, launch new products and generate research ideas.
Hyman has 23 years’ experience in equities. He is moving over from Morgan Stanley, where he has worked for 17 years as co-head of global capital markets and oversaw all of the bank’s equity transactions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia between 2005 and 2009. Before joining Morgan Stanley he worked for Lehman Brothers.
OBSR, a Morningstar company that provides independent investment fund research and advice, has made two new additions to its research analyst team. Richard Whitehall and Diego Higuera will join a team led by Ruli Viljoen, head of investment research, swelling the ranks of his analysts to a total of 17.
Whitehall will be doing research on UK and global equities and funds, having worked at a boutique investment firm. Higuera will be focusing on emerging markets, Asia, North America and absolute return. In the past he has conducted fund management research and selection.
Ambition, the global specialist recruitment company, has named Guy Day as its new CEO. He is currently the company’s regional MD of the business in Asia and the UK but he will now be in charge of Australia as well, from January next year. Day has been at Ambition since January 2001 when he was responsible for launching its Asian operations.
Richard Petrie is joining IPC Systems as VP of network operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this new role, he will be in charge of driving growth and expansion, particularly in the European market. The firm’s on-net community now includes 4,000 people with direct connectivity to over 1,000 financial firms and over 40 exchanges globally. Petrie moves over from COLT Telecommunications, where he was head of product and solution services. Before that, he was global head of network services at eSpeed, the electronic trading platform of BGC?Partners.
Moelis & Company
Michael Findlay has been announced as new managing director of the independent global investment bank Moelis & Company, to be based in London. Findlay has 20 years’ experience working with clients in equity markets, having advised on capital markets on a range of issues, including strategic transactions. In the past, he has been managing director and co-head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Merrill Lynch, leading relationships with numerous FTSE?250 clients and advising on a number of mergers and acquisitions.
The new asset management company, Fundsmith, has announced the appointment of Conrad Rey as sales director. Rey will be responsible for marketing to independent financial advisers, wealth managers and multi-managers. Before moving to Fundsmith, he worked at Standard Life Investments as an investment director. In the past he has also worked at Gartmore Fund Managers and Prudential-Bache Securities. The addition follows on the heels of its recent hiring of Catherine Evans as institutional sales director.
The mobile discovery provider Shazam has appointed Evan Krauss as executive VP of advertising sales. He joins from JumpTap, where he was senior VP of global ad sales and business development. Previously, he spent six years at Yahoo!?where his latest role was as MD of Yahoo!’s connected life business unit.
AXA Real Estate
AXA Real Estate, the property manager with €39.5bn assets under management, has announced the appointment of Olivier Thoral as head of North America. He will start immediately and will be in charge of growing the business in his region and coordinating US activities.
DTZ has named a new investment director. Stuart Spalding joins with 16 years’ experience in investment.
Canada Life Investments
Canada Life Investments has announced the appointment of David Marchant as head of securities. He will be responsible for overseeing the fixed income and equity desks in a role that has been created in order to build the firm’s investment franchise. Marchant has 25 years’ experience, having been head of global equities at Insight Investment, before which he worked at Equitable Life.