Who’s switching jobs today?
Orchard Street Investment Management, the specialist commercial property investment manager, announces the expansion of its leadership team with the promotion of Tom Chadwick to partner. Tom joined Orchard Street in 2014 as investment transactions manager following a successful six-year track record at Aviva Investors, where he started his career in 2008 and worked across a range of the institution’s funds.
On joining Orchard Street, he was quickly promoted to Associate Partner and has played an instrumental role in driving the c. £2 billion of transactions that the investment manager has completed across the UK over the course of his tenure. In his new role, Tom will continue to focus on leading acquisitions across UK direct real estate while also managing client mandates and working to grow Orchard Street’s assets under management which currently exceed £4bn. Tom is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds an Investment Management Certificate as well as a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
Crowell & Moring
Robert Weekes, one of the UK’s most experienced financial litigators, has joined Crowell & Moring to manage and oversee the expansion of its London office. As the head of its London office, Robert will spearhead new growth in the firm’s global litigation, corporate, and regulatory practices and play a role in advising the firm’s clients on a wide range of financial litigation, investigations, and international dispute matters.
Robert joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs, where he led the London office for the past decade and served on the firm’s global board. Robert plans to expand the London office, as he did in his last role, focusing on practice areas that thrive in London and link well with the firm. Robert has extensive experience in securing freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders, and other emergency remedies for clients.
Stephens Rickard, the newly-named executive search firm focused on the global Insurance, Reinsurance and Alternatives/ILS markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Rickard as a Partner and a rebranding to reflect this. Rupert has played an important role in expanding the business, having joined what was then Stephens International in 2014 to supplement and enhance its coverage of the (Re)Insurance markets.
He has 15 years’ international search experience, having successfully completed mandates across Asia-Pacific, EMEA and North America. The appointment underpins the firm’s growth strategy and follows the opening of the Zurich office and the appointment of Charlie Eady to lead it.