TROWERS & HAMLINS
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins announces the expansion of its real estate team in Exeter with the return of partner Georgina Savill James. Georgina was at Trowers & Hamlins between 2000 and 2015, and joins the firm again after a short time at Foot Anstey LLP. She specialises in acquisition and disposal of vacant and tenanted stock; joint venture projects involving new build development; disposal projects including stock rationalisation for registered providers; and acting for a local authorities on a joint venture agreements. She is also experienced in a mix of affordable and open market sales.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) yesterday announced the appointment of Christopher Marks as managing director – head of emerging markets, EMEA in its banking arm. Christopher will be responsible for leading MUFG’s emerging markets strategy, with a particular emphasis on furthering the Bank’s presence in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. He will be based in London and report to Sebastien Rozes, head of corporate banking for EMEA. Christopher has more than 20 years’ experience in financial advisory and the capital markets across the private and public sector globally. He joins from the African Development Bank, where he was a senior adviser, resident in Abidjan. Previously he was global head of debt capital markets at BNP Paribas in London. During his career, Christopher has worked with and advised numerous governments and public institutions, including Poland’s Ministry of Finance, the IMF, World Bank and the OECD.
Henning Gebhardt will join Berenberg on 1 January from Deutsche Asset Management. The 49-year-old will be in charge of CBU Wealth and Asset Management. Gebhardt is one of the most well-known and most successful German investment strategists – sometimes dubbed Mr Stock – and has worked virtually all his professional career for DWS and Deutsche Bank Group, for which he was in charge of assets totalling more than €100bn.
PENSIONS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (Pip), the infrastructure business developed by pension funds for pension funds yesterday announced that Paul Gill will be joining the team as an investment manager. Paul joins the Pip team having previously worked at Lloyds Banking Group Asset Management as an associate director specialising in infrastructure. He will be reporting into Ed Wilson, chief investment officer.