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Ignis AM strengthens institutional distribution team

Ignis Asset Management has appointed Liisa Juntunen to the company’s distribution team. She will take up her post in January 2012. 

Juntunen will take a leadership position in the company’s institutional business development team with a focus on consultant relations. She will also help to develop and position equity and real estate offerings.

Juntunen has been responsible for marketing and sales, product development and consultant relations at AllianceBernstein since 2001 and has 17 years’ industry experience. 

She will report to Claude Chene, director and head of global distribution. Chene worked with Liisa at AllianceBernstein prior to joining Ignis in October 2011.

Hawksford appoints director

Hawksford Group has appointed Colin Borman as director. He takes on a portfolio of existing clients and will be responsible for developing the company’s funds business.

Borman has more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, having held the positions of head of the corporate services department for Jersey offshore structures for Arthur Anderson. He was senior vice president in charge of the structured finance division at Maples Finance Jersey and for the last five years was a director at Sanne Real Estate.

Hawksford is a leading independent funds and fiduciary services provider with a range of differentiated product offerings.

Troika Dialog hires investment banking and markets head

Troika Dialog, an investment house in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), has appointed Rob Leith as global head of investment banking and global markets managing director.

He will join Troika Dialog in January 2012 from Standard Bank, where he was most recently group head of strategic expansion and chief executive of global corporate and investment banking.

Leith will work to consolidate the company’s position as a key adviser to Russian and international institutions in the CIS. He will also head the company’s global markets business and further develop its positions in equities, fixed income, derivatives and structured products.

Leith brings has more than two decades of experience in emerging markets investment banking and management of a financial services institution. He has been chief executive of CIB at Standard Bank since 2003, having joined the bank in 1991. He played a key role in the development of the bank’s business outside South Africa, both organically and through acquisitions.

The company has also appointed Alexander Krapivko as a director and asset allocation advisor of the private clients department.

BNY Mellon promotes Ridgway Powell to new advisory role

BNY Mellon’s wealth management has appointed Ridgway Powell as managing director and team leader of the firm’s advisors for ultra high net worth families and family offices

He will report to Donald Heberle, head of family wealth and international businesses.

Powell has been with BNY Mellon for 25 years in positions across several units, most recently as director of investments for the wealth manager’s family office services group. Prior to that, for eight years he was portfolio management team leader overseeing five portfolio managers and responsible for $1.2bn in assets under management. Throughout his tenure at the company he has also been part of several committees that help drive the firm’s investment strategies.

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