The broker has appointed Peter O’Malley as chief executive of Canaccord Genuity Asia. He joins from Kenosis Capital Partners, where he was chief executive and founder. O’Malley has previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a managing director, and has also held senior roles at HSBC.
The London-based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group has appointed Michiel de Jong as its president and chief executive. He has over 25 years’ experience in finance and started his career at ABN AMRO in 1986. De Jong is a previous member of RBS’s executive committee of global banking and markets.
Association of Financial Markets in Europe
Eddy Wymeersch has been appointed non-executive director and senior adviser to the European financial markets representative body. He was previously chair of the Committee of European Securities Regulators, and has also served as chairman of the Brussels airport and as an academic at the Ghent Law School.
Sarasin & Partners
The London-based division of the Swiss financial services group has announced three senior appointments to its private clients team. Charles Smyth-Osbourne joins from GAM, where he previously served as head of private clients. Duncan Gordon and James Hutton also join from GAM, where they both had portfolio director responsibilities for private, trust and charity clients.
The private bank has appointed Kieran McDonnell to the role of senior chartered financial planner. He joins from Coutts, where he was senior financial planning specialist in its international client group. McDonnell has also worked as an account manager at Standard Life and has held roles at Friends Provident.
BlackRock’s exchange traded funds (ETF) platform has announced the appointment of Ursula Marchioni to its Europe, Middle East and Africa investment strategy and insights team. She joins from Credit Suisse, where she was head of ETF sales strategy for its asset management division. Marchioni has also held senior roles at Societe Generale and KPMG Advisory.
Carol Mote has been appointed head of technology and strategic change at the executive search firm. She previously worked for EDF Energy, where she led its creation of a redeployment and redundancy programme. Mote has also held roles at JP Morgan and Birds Eye.