Otkritie Financial Corporation
Howard Snell (pictured) has been appointed as the chief executive of Otkritie Securities in the UK, reporting to Vadim Belyaev, who has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors at the group’s investment banking arm Otkritie Capital. In addition, Roman Lokhov has been promoted to first deputy chairman of Otkritie Financial Corporation’s board of directors and will join Otkritie Capital’s board of directors. Michael Belyaev is now president at Otkritie Bank.

Aberdeen Asset Management
The fund manager has appointed Aidan Upton as a senior business development manager focusing on the group’s multi-manager range. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Aidan worked at Architas, where he was an investment development manager.

Baring Asset Management has appointed Tom Mann as an investment manager in its international and world equities team. Mann joins Barings from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was an investment manager in the European equities team.

American Express
Colin Walsh has been appointed as executive vice president, head of American Express’s international consumer and small business services businesses in Europe. Walsh joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he led a number of businesses in the UK, including mortgages, savings, investments, cards and payments.

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired Stuart Isaacs QC as its new head of advocacy to provide an advocacy service to the firm’s clients. In addition to his London chambers, Isaacs has had his own office in Singapore since 2008.

BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon Asset Management International has appointed Scott Stevens to the newly created position of head of marketing, responsible for all marketing activities within the EMEA and LATAM regions. Stevens moves from Mattherhorn Investment Management, where he was responsible for the firm’s distribution.

Lombard Odier
Lombard Odier Investment Managers has hired Bruce C Turner to manage the healthcare portfolio of its fundamental strategies fund and global equity long/short fund. He formerly managed healthcare portfolios for First Manhattan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Cluttons Resorts has appointed Alex Upson as director. Upson was previously at One Property Solution in Dubai; prior to that, he was a partner at Cluttons.