People Moves 23 May: Arbuthnot Latham, Fortis Global Solutions, BNP Paribas board, BNY Mellon wealth, Duncan Lawrie

Two employees at Arbuthnot Latham have been promoted to chief investment officers, Fortis has appointed a global head of foreign exchange products, Fields Wicker-Miurin has joined the BNP Paribas board, promotions at BNY Mellon have signalled expansion of its Cayman trust business and wealth management in EMEA, and UK private bank Duncan Lawrie has gained a marketing and sales head from Skandia.

Arbuthnot Latham

Two employees at the private banking and wealth management arm of Arbuthnot Banking Group have been promoted to co-chief investment officers.

StJohn Gardner and Gregory Perdon hold joint responsibility for the firm’s overall investment strategy and decisions, and as such will play key roles in chief executive Dean Proctor’s aim to double its assets under management by the end of 2012.

Gardner has led the firm’s independent investment management process since 2007 and headed up its discretionary services since 2010. Perdon, head of its alternatives investments and lending since 2010, produced macro research, oversaw manager due diligence, allocated and lent client capital and managed relationships.

Fortis Global Solutions

The commodity futures and brokerage trading arm of collapsed Benelux financial services group Fortis, Fortis Global Solutions, has appointed a managing director for its global foreign exchange products business.

Gabriel Wadley, who according to the firm has worked in the foreign exchange products industry for nearly 20 years, will be based in its London office.

He reports to Rupert Kendall, global managing director for foreign exchange and interest rate products.

BNP Paribas

Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE has joined French banking group BNP Paribas’ board as a director for three years.

The British national is a co-founder and partner of Leaders’ Quest, an organisation that aims to connect leaders from emerging economies.

She has held board positions in media, property, insurance and investment banking firms, and worked in strategy consulting, banking and venture capital.

Wicker-Miurin was formerly chief financial officer at the London Stock Exchange between 1994 and 1997. She also acted as expert advisor to the European Union on financial services harmonisation and was a member of the NASDAQ Technology Council.

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