SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 7, 2017
Executive Shuffle at BlueBay Asset Management
Eric Gerth will become the Chief Executive Officer of BlueBay Asset Management LLP effective around May 2017. Previously, he was Global Head of Business Development at BlueBay Asset Management since December 2012. Before BlueBay Asset Management, he was the Chief Executive of Global Business Development at Aviva Investors London Limited.
Gerth replaces Alex Khein who plans to leave BlueBay Asset Management at the end of 2017 to pursue a new venture related to technology and money management. In addition, Khein is also co-CEO of BlueBay Asset Management’s parent entity RBC Global Asset Management. The other co-CEO Damon Williams will become the sole CEO of RBC Global Asset Management when Khein exits.
Last, Cenk Turkinan will take over Gerth’s role as Head of Business Development at BlueBay Asset Management.
Heard Capital Adds Albright Stonebridge Group Executive to Board of Advisors
Chicago-based Heard Capital LLC is a hedge fund founded by William Heard. Michael Warren, Managing Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) in Washington, D.C., will join the Heard Capital’s Board of Advisors. Warren is chief executive of ASG, responsible for overall strategic direction, growth and management. In addition, Warren is a Trustee of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, DC’s public pension fund and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Commonfund.
Amundi Hires Sunny Leung for ETF Role
Sunny Leung was named as Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta Sales, North Asia, at Amundi Asset Management. Previously, Leung was an Assistant Vice President at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), working on business development for SPDR ETFs in the Asia ex-Japan region. Leung replaced Yvonne Ng who exited Amundi at the end of 2016.
Michael Anstey to Lead Healthcare Investment Efforts at Cambridge Innovation Capital
Michael Anstey joined Cambridge Innovation Capital, which invests in intellectual property-rich companies from the University of Cambridge and the wider research and business community around the Cambridge region, as an investment director. Anstey will focus on healthcare opportunities. Before this role, he was a Principal in the Healthcare practice at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Toronto. Cambridge Innovation Capital is the only preferred investor for the University of Cambridge.
Chase Brogan Joins TSG Consumer Partners
Chase Brogan was hired by San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, to be a principal. Before this role, Brogan led corporate development efforts at Guthy|Renker, a direct marketing company focused on beauty, skincare, entertainment and wellness products. Brogan is an investor in ipsy and serves on its Board of Directors. Brogan started his career as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. and Banc of America Securities.
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