SWFI – Movers and Shakers – April 11, 2017

INTERNAL: New Co-Heads of Global Capital Markets at BlackRock

Asset manager giant BlackRock moved Ed Cook and Ben Spielman to be co-heads of global capital markets. Ed Cook is based in London, while Spielman is based in the United States. Ed Cook is Managing Director, Head of EMEA Capital Markets at BlackRock. Spielman has experience working in equity capital markets.

Matthew Savino was Co-Head of Global Capital Markets at BlackRock, but moved on to work in the firm’s alternatives division.

PIMCO Hires Former Blackstone Executive for Private Strategies Role

In late March 2017, Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) hired Gregory Hall as managing director, head of private strategies. Hall will start his role effective May 1, 2017. Previously, Hall worked at the Blackstone Group LP, as a senior managing director within Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. At Blackstone, he was in charge of seeding hedge fund managers. He left Blackstone in 2016. Hall began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs and has 18 years of investment experience.

Tariq Ahmad Named CEO of Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia)

Tariq Ahmad was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia), the Asian unit of the parent company, taking over the spot from John Tsao. Ahmad was Head of Business Development and Client Service for Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia).

Russell Investments Hires a Chief Marketing Officer

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