People moves: KPMG, Threadneedle, Amundi, Cube Capital, State Street

KPMG eyes Scottish growth with latest hire, Threadneedle appoints emerging markets analysts, Amundi investment director rejoins former firm, Cube Capital hires analyst for global fund, State Street recruits Swiss sales head.


Tax and auditing consultancy KPMG has hired David O’Hara (pictured) as part of a wider recruitment drive aimed at expanding its presence in Scotland.

As Principal Investment Consultant, O’Hara will lead the new Scottish investment advisory team, set to advise clients on investment arrangements and work with KPMG’s Scottish pensions team led by partner Donald Fleming.

KPMG is seeking to tap up institutional demand, from pension fund trustees, corporate bodies and financial services in Scotland.

O’Hara, who will lead that effort, moves from Hymans Robertson LLP where he gave investment advice to private and public UK pension schemes. He has been in the UK pensions and investment industry for 13 years.

O’Hara will be based in Glasgow and reports to Patrick McCoy, head of investment advisory for KPMG’s UK arm.


The asset manager has sought to bolster its emerging markets expertise with the appointment of two analysts, specialising in Asia and Latin America respectively.

Georgina Hellyer moves from Aviva Investors on 6 June, where she was a commodities and technical analyst in its emerging markets and Asian equities team. She has been with Aviva Investors since 2006, which she joined as a graduate trainee.

Ilan Furman will join Threadneedle on 1 August from Pictet, where he focused on Latin America within its emerging markets equities team since 2008. Beforehand, he was a consultant in financial advisory services at Deloitte.

Both Hellyer and Furman will be part of Threadneedle’s Asia ex Japan and emerging markets equities team, headed by Vanessa Donegan.

Amundi/Hamon Investment Group

Raymond Chan has left Amundi in Hong Kong, where he was an investment director, to rejoin a firm he formerly worked at.

Hamon Investment Group, an affiliate of BNY Mellon, hired Chan as managing director and CIO. He will be in charge of the firm’s overall investment horizon, and reports to Hugh Simon, CEO and founder of Hamon.

Chan previously worked for Hamon as a fund manager for four years, until 2003 when he joined Amundi.


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